Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville flubs basics of the Constitution, World War II and the 2000 election.

first_imgAsked to opine on the key takeaways from the election, Mr. Tuberville said he was concerned that Mr. Biden, a mainstream, centrist Democrat, had promoted a vision that he claimed “leads more to a socialist type of government.”“That’s concerning to me, that we’re to the point now where we’ve got almost half the country voting for something that this country wasn’t built on,” Mr. Tuberville said. “I tell people, my dad fought 76 years ago in Europe to free Europe of socialism.”World War II was a global battle against fascism.- Advertisement – Mr. Tuberville also said he planned to use his Senate office to raise money for two Republican senators in Georgia who are facing runoff elections that will determine control of the chamber. Senate ethics rules bar the use of official resources for campaign purposes.And in another exchange, he erroneously said that Mr. Gore, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2000, was president-elect for 30 days during an intense, protracted recount and legal battle. Neither Mr. Gore nor George W. Bush were considered the president-elect during that process. – Advertisement – Asked if he thought Republicans could still use their potential Senate majority to pass legislation in divided government, with Democrats controlling the White House and House of Representatives, Mr. Tuberville replied that he had been given a mandate to “help people,” adding, “I don’t care if you’re a Republican or Democrat.”“Our government wasn’t set up for one group to have all three branches of government — wasn’t set up that way,” Mr. Tuberville said. “You know, the House, the Senate, and the executive.” The three branches of the federal government, as laid out in the Constitution, are the legislative, including both the House and Senate; the executive, or presidency; and judicial, which includes the Supreme Court.- Advertisement – The interview amounted to the most in-depth remarks Mr. Tuberville had given since he was elected last week. He cut a low profile on the campaign trail, rarely making himself available to reporters other than those at conservative outlets, but had positioned himself as a staunch supporter of President Trump. In his first big interview as a senator-elect, Tommy Tuberville, Republican of Alabama, misidentified the three branches of the federal government, claimed erroneously that World War II was a battle against socialism and wrongly asserted that former Vice President Al Gore was president-elect for 30 days.Mr. Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach who decisively defeated Senator Doug Jones, a Democrat, last week, gave the remarkable interview to The Alabama Daily News on Thursday after attending orientation for new senators in Washington.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: USWNT jerseys setting sales records

first_imgOn, the U.S. women’s home jersey is the top-selling overall soccer jersey in one season, while Fanatics reported that the women’s jersey sales have increased by 500% in 2019 versus the Women’s World Cup in 2015.”It’s hard to overstate how important this year has been to the evolution of the women’s offense at Nike,” president and CEO Matt Parker said. “The business grew double digits in fiscal ’19, accelerating in the back half of the year. Our momentum in women’s [sports] is a great example of how our renewed focus is really moving the needle through thoughtful design, powerful brand messages and digitally-led distribution.” The United States women are making a splash in more ways than one.Nike and Fanatics, both licensed jersey sellers, reported that jerseys for the U.S. women’s national team have sold far more than any U.S. soccer jersey, including the men’s team, according to Women’s World Cup 2019: Alex Morgan explains why she used teacup celebration in England semifinal Women’s World Cup 2019: USWNT gives Alyssa Naeher praise for game-changing penalty save Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe thinks she’s ‘extremely American’ Related News Nike said the success of the women’s team, combined with them wearing merchandise from the company, has contributed to the sales. Interestingly, the brand’s sports bra sales have skyrocketed, with the company being pushed to the No. 1 position in market shares for that particular garment.After Tuesday’s 2-1 semifinal win over England, the U.S. will be in the World Cup final for the third consecutive time and looking to repeat its title from 2015. Parker said the numbers will be even greater if the team wins the World Cup again.”For me, personally, the groundswell of support around the world for the athletes and teams has been truly inspiring,” Parker said.last_img read more