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Tue Feb 27, 2024, 04:06 PM Feb 2024

Tommy Tuberville gets a brutal fact check from Alabama reporter on 'crime-ridden' New York [View all]

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) attacked the city of New York for supposedly being crime-ridden on Tuesday, only to receive a brutal fact check from a reporter in his home state.

In a post on his Twitter account, Tuberville mocked President Joe Biden for traveling to New York this week to appear on Seth Meyers' show on NBC.

"Hope Joe Biden enjoyed going out for ice cream in NYC while the rest of the city is afraid of crime and migrants," wrote the Alabama senior senator.

However, AL.com's Kyle Whitmire was quick to inform Tuberville that their home state was far more dangerous in terms of the likelihood of being murdered than New York City.

"NYC’s homicide rate is 4.8 per 100k," he wrote. "Alabama’s homicide rate is 15.9 per 100k — more than three times that of NYC."

In fact, according to federal government statistics, the states with the three highest homicide death rates are Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, which are all dominated by Republicans.

Many New Yorkers were quick to pile on Tuberville's attempt to trash their city and mocked him for apparently not knowing the massive crime problem in his home state...

Those pesky facts got in the way once again, Tommy.


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The ignorance, it burns. Nt spooky3 Feb 2024 #1
So Does the STUPID. Cha Feb 2024 #8
He's Such A Dolt! ProfessorGAC Feb 2024 #2
I love love love pointing out this fact to puke cons nt GuppyGal Feb 2024 #3
Tuberville actually lives in Florida so he may not be aware Simeon Salus Feb 2024 #4
One swampy, bug-infested hellhole is pretty much like another. Aristus Feb 2024 #7
And why hasn't that been addressed, I wonder? Deuxcents Feb 2024 #10
Alabama law says the candidate only needs reside in the state for a single day Simeon Salus Feb 2024 #16
😡 Deuxcents Feb 2024 #18
That is outrageous. nt redqueen Feb 2024 #23
"Mitt Romney could run in Alabama after merely watching the Auburn game"................ jaxexpat Feb 2024 #30
I WISH those pesky facts got in the way. progressoid Feb 2024 #5
he's bathing in et tu Feb 2024 #6
Oh Tommy...... Biglinda 52 Feb 2024 #9
I hope Tuberville learns something from this, but I'm not optimistic. ShazzieB Feb 2024 #11
He could be a useful idiot for Dems. SleeplessinSoCal Feb 2024 #12
Indeed! Call them out! MyOwnPeace Feb 2024 #24
Afraid of MIGRANTS? maxsolomon Feb 2024 #13
Yeah, he's a dumb bigot who needs to be called out on that too muriel_volestrangler Feb 2024 #21
I wonder if Tuberville ever played football with his helmet on? GreenWave Feb 2024 #14
I'm pretty sure he did DFW Feb 2024 #17
Gerry Ford...... MyOwnPeace Feb 2024 #25
That's too good. paleotn Feb 2024 #19
whoops Jean Genie Feb 2024 #15
Suck it Tubbyvile you fucking fuck Blue Owl Feb 2024 #20
THAT'S ONLY BE CUZ cactusfractal Feb 2024 #22
Coach sure ain't on a winning streak. sheshe2 Feb 2024 #26
I laughed out loud at that one! COL Mustard Feb 2024 #28
"crime-ridden" New York Dave Bowman Feb 2024 #27
Lie upon lie upon lie from the accursed trump party. mwb970 Feb 2024 #29
And Give that reporter a raise for calling him out on it. flying_wahini Feb 2024 #31
True Fact! Beowulf42 Feb 2024 #32
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