While much of the state had its eyes on the Texas A&M-Alabama matchup in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was in Minden, Nev. speaking at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump to promote Nevada Republican U.S. Senate nominee Adam Laxalt's candidacy.

Prior to Trump taking the stage, Tuberville weighed in on some of the challenges the country faces as voters are only a month away from heading to the polls for the November 8 midterm elections.

The former Auburn head football coach spoke about crime plaguing the country in recent years.

According to Tuberville, there were Democrats that were "pro-crime" because they perceived the criminals were owed "reparation."

"I travel the country – I have never seen like the crime in this country," Tuberville said. "We all grew up respecting the police, our moral values – doing what we could do to help law enforcement in this country. The Democratic Party – they have a majority. They could stop this crime today. Well, some people say, 'They're soft on crime.' No, they're not soft on crime. They're pro-crime. They want crime."

"They want crime because they want to take over what you've got. They want to control what you have. They want reparation because they think the people who do the crime are owed that. Bullshit! They're not owed that. We have to understand what's going on. Folks, what's going on is a takeover from underneath our country from the people behind the scenes to create such havoc on our streets that we're afraid to go outside that they can control us. They could stop it today. They don't want to do it."

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