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Internet Rips Tommy Tuberville For Disparaging U.S. Military In Brazen New Insult

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Sen. Tommy Tuberville has come under fire for insulting the U.S. Military.
Sen. Tommy Tuberville has come under fire for insulting the U.S. Military. (Screenshot)

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) is facing harsh criticism for his remarks on Monday evening, where he disparaged the strength of the U.S. military.

In an interview with Newsmax’s Eric Bolling, Tuberville claimed, “We’ve got the weakest military that we’ve had in your or my lifetime,” attributing it to his dissatisfaction with diversity initiatives and labeling them as “wokeness.”

Critics were swift to refute Tuberville’s assertion, highlighting that any perceived weakness in the U.S. military is not a result of “wokeness” but rather attributed to Tuberville himself. The senator has unilaterally obstructed numerous routine nominations and promotions, protesting a Pentagon policy regarding travel expenses related to abortion.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has strongly criticized Tuberville, condemning his actions as “brazen and reckless.” A growing number of Republican lawmakers have also voiced their disapproval. In a recent dramatic showdown on the Senate floor, several GOP senators confronted Tuberville over his holds on nominations.

Tuberville’s obstruction has led to crucial military roles remaining unfilled, causing uncertainty for service members and their families. Given this track record, Tuberville’s recent comments about a weakened U.S. military have triggered immediate backlash.

Check the interview and some of the reactions below.

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