After every election, the majority of our nation is again left utterly bewildered at the motley crew of frauds, yahoos, perverts, and psychopaths that Republican voters elect to represent them in our nation’s highest offices.
This year’s contingent includes a devotee of the QAnon pedophile ring conspiracy, a man who died from COVID a month ago, a man whose own children have begged the state Speaker not to seat him because he abused them, and a former football coach who is apparently unfamiliar with basic civics.
In a new interview, newly elected Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville revealed that he believes the three branches of government are “the House, the Senate, and the executive.”
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) November 13, 2020
They are actually the executive, the judiciary, and the legislative, as every fifth grader should know.
This is not the first time Tuberville has revealed himself to be a bit of an ignoramus. In his speech last week, he bragged about how his father had been “liberating Paris from socialism and communism,” in World War II when in fact he had been liberating Paris from the fascist Nazis and has previously struggled to articulate what the Voting Rights Act is.
Tuberville won his seat after easily displacing Senator Doug Jones, who barely squeaked into office in the 2018 special election because his opponent, Judge Roy Moore, had been credibly accused of sexually preying on several women when they were teenagers.
But it is a real gut punch to see a man like Doug Jones, who was a United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and prosecuted Ku Klux Klan terrorists in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing case, lose to some CTE-addled knucklehead like Tommy Tuberville, who wasn’t even good at being a football coach.
Now we must direct all our efforts to making sure that Jon Ossof and Rev. Raphael Warnock win their run-off elections in Georgia, or we will find ourselves languishing for another two years as Mitch McConnell and his obstructionist radicals keep us from delivering any of the relief that the American people desperately need.