Count U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) as an avid supporter of former President Donald Trump’s 2024 bid for the White House.
In recent public comments, Alabama’s junior senator reiterated his support for Trump, saying he was “100%” behind his candidacy. He once again doubled down on his admiration of the 45th president while speaking with reporters Thursday.
“I’ve always supported President Trump and I’ll continue to support his agenda, because, you know, it worked for all of us,” said Tuberville. “It worked for the American people. Inflation, we were energy independent, crime was down, more people had jobs. As I’ve said over the past few days, I support President Trump and his bid to become the next president in 2024.”
In the midst of a heated GOP primary runoff election in March 2020, Tuberville’s candidacy was bolstered after he received Trump’s endorsement over former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“There’s a lot of time until the next election. There’ll be a lot of my friends in the Senate that will run,” he said. “There will be some other people across the country. And they all know they have to deliver for the American people … But we’ve got to deliver for the American people right now. Republicans are focused on pushing back against this radical Biden agenda that has created such a mess for this country.”
He’s the leader America needs in 2024. That’s why I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President of the United States! pic.twitter.com/9EkSgIF680
— Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville) November 18, 2022
Calling the populist Trump “an outsider,” Tuberville, a newcomer to politics himself, described the former president’s accomplishments as “amazing.”
“When the time comes, I’ll do everything I can for the Republican nominee, whoever it is,” he said. “But I’m focused on what we can do right now for the people of Alabama and this country. But I’m excited President Trump is running. He’s an outsider, he understands the scheme, he understands the system, and he’s very outspoken — sometimes too much.
“But I think what he did for us in such a short period of time was amazing. As we go through this process, right now, I’m totally on his side.”
Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL