Posted on October 12, 2022

Tuberville’s ‘Racist’ Remark ‘Embraced’ and ‘Celebrated’ by MAGA Republicans, White House Says

Howard Koplowitz,, October 11, 2022

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday highlighted Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s “racist” remark about Democrats wanting “reparation because they are pro-crime” to claim there is a distinction between how Republicans handle such comments and Democrats.

“Here’s the difference between Democrats and MAGA Republicans. When a Democrat says something racist or anti-Semitic, we hold Democrats accountable,” she told reporters Tuesday. “When a MAGA Republican says something racist or anti-Semitic, they’re embraced by cheering crowds and become celebrated and sought- after endorsements.

“Sen. Tuberville, lets not forget — this just happened: saying Black people commit crimes,” Jean-Pierre continued, referring to the Alabama senator’s speech at a Nevada rally for U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt over the weekend that drew widespread condemnation.


She said the president urged all members of the Los Angeles City Council who were involved in using anti-Black remarks in audio that leaked over the weekend to resign.