Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) denounced white supremacists on Tuesday after Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) disputed defining white nationalists as racist in an interview on Monday.
“White supremacy is simply unacceptable in the military and in our whole country,” McConnell told reporters, according to The Hill.
Earlier this year, Tuberville criticized the Biden administration for trying to remove white nationalists from the military in a radio interview.
Asked if he believes white nationalists should be allowed to serve in the military, Tuberville responded: “[The Biden administration] call them that. I call them Americans.”
The Alabama senator doubled down in an interview with CNN on Monday night saying, “My opinion of a white nationalist, if someone wants to call them white nationalist, to me is an American.”