U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville, on Thursday, denounced the Supreme Court decision blocking efforts by the Trump administration to end the DACA program.
“The Supreme Court put swampy political correctness ahead of the rule of law and the everyday, hardworking Americans who have joined President Trump in making our country great again,” Tuberville stated on social media. “Our tax dollars should NOT be used to provide for those who break our laws with their simple presence!”
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was started by Pres. Barack H. Obama (D) in 2012. It created by executive order a temporary legalization of undocumented immigrants who provided evidence that they were brought to this country as minors. Pres. Donald J. Trump (R) and then Attorney General Jeff Sessions had attempted to end the program, The Trump administration argues that DACA was illegal from its inception and that an executive order by one president can be reversed by the executive order of a following president. Thursday’s ruling put several legal hoops for the administration to go through in order to end DACA, effectively keeping DACA in place until after November’s presidential election.
Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Saks, said that he was “Shocked” by the Supreme Court decision,
Tuberville is a former Auburn head football coach. He was also the head coach at the University of Mississippi, Texas Tech University, and Cincinnati University as well as the defensive coordinator at Texas A&M and the University of Miami. Tuberville is running in the July 14 Republican Party primary runoff. His opponent is former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions.
Sessions, who was Alabama’s Senator from 1997 to 2017, is running claiming that he is stronger on fighting illegal immigration than Tuberville, a point that Tuberville disputes.
“As U.S. Senator, I will work with President Trump to add more conservative judges with backbone to the Supreme Court. We need more Scalias, Thomases, and Kavanaughs, NOT more Roberts.”
Conservative justices Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Sam Alito, and Neal Gorsuch all found in favor of the administration, while Chief Justice John Roberts, though a Bush appointee, sided with the court’s four liberal justices in the majority decision.
“I will always fight to confirm judges who support our Constitution and reflect our conservative Alabama values,” Tuberville promised.
President Trump has endorsed Tuberville over Sessions, his former Attorney General.
Tuberville and his wife Suzanne live in Auburn. They have two sons.
The winner of the Republican primary runoff will face incumbent Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, in the November 3 General Election.