Republican Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville made misleading and false assertions during an interview Thursday with the Alabama Daily News.
Tuberville, a former football coach at Auburn, made a number of questionable claims relating to World War II and the basic structure of the U.S. government and described the Voting Rights Act in vague terms during his campaign.
“I tell people, my dad fought 76 years ago in Europe to free Europe of socialism,” he told the Alabama outlet Thursday, failing to mention the fact the United States entered the war in the Pacific after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and in the Atlantic after Germany declared war on the U.S. itself.
During his interview, Tuberville also criticized the idea of one-party control in Washington, saying, “You know, our government wasn’t set up for one group to have all three branches of government.”
“It wasn’t set up that way, our three branches, the House, the Senate and Executive,” he added.
The three branches of government are the Legislative, Executive and Judicial, as established in the first three articles of the United States Constitution. (RELATED: Tuberville: With Biden As President, GOP Is ‘Playing For Freedom’)
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