Tommy Tuberville made millions of dollars off the talents of Black athletes during his time as head coach at Auburn University and Texas A&M. But in his time as a Republican Senator from Alabama, he has regularly caused controversy with racist statements.
Recently, Tuberville defended White Supremacists in the United States military by saying that he refers to them as Americans. And when discussing teachers in inner cities with Donald Trump Jr., the Republican senator remarked, "I don't know whether they can read and write."
The comments from Tuberville are so toxic that his brother felt the need to respond. Charles Tuberville, a musician, wrote on Facebook, "Due to recent statements by him promoting racial stereotypes, white nationalism and other various controversial topics, I feel compelled to distance myself from his ignorant, hateful rants."
The post continued, "What I’m trying to say is that, I DO NOT agree with any of the vile rhetoric coming out of his mouth. Please don’t confuse my brother with me. Thanks, Charles Tuberville."
Tuberville is becoming the last in a long line of Republican politicians who have had family members come out against them. The siblings of Paul Gosar have put out numerous ad asking Arizonans to vote against their brother. Caroline Rose Giuliani begged people to vote against her father's friend Donald Trump. And the daughter of Louie Gohmert told people to ignore her father's advice on COVID-19.