During his weekly Wednesday call with reporters, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) responded to AL(dot)com describing his use of the story of Pablo Mendoza, a 23-year-old illegal alien residing in Enterprise who allegedly raped a mentally handicapped a 14-year-old female, as "political."

Tuberville began by continuing to push for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' impeachment to be brought to the Senate.

"Americans aren't stupid," Tuberville said in his opening remarks. "They know that the southern border is wide open, and they know that their communities are less safe because of it."

Alabama's senior U.S. Senator then criticized "Alabama's failed, progressive, liberal outlet" AL(dot)com for accusing him of being "political" for bringing the alleged sodomy, sexual abuse and human trafficking case on a mentally incapacitated 14-year-old to light. He dared the outlet to try telling that to the parents of Laken Riley, the undergraduate student who was recently murdered in Georgia by an illegal immigrant.

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"An illegal immigrant was recently arrested in Enterprise for raping a 14-year-old girl," Tuberville outlined. "Alabama's failed, progressive, liberal outlet, known as [AL(dot)com] accused me of being political for pointing out vicious crimes like these ... have been committed by illegal aliens all across - not just our state but across the country. Try telling that to the parents of Laken Riley or other families whose loved ones have been murdered by illegal immigrants."

"There are families with empty chairs at the dinner table because of the failed border policies of Joe Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas," he added.

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