U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is calling President Joe Biden's latest attempt to force progressive ideology on the American people not only an "embarrassment" but also a threat to free speech and America's founding principles.
On Thursday, Biden signed an executive order doubling down on his efforts to promote "equity" in all aspects of government.
Titled "Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government," the executive order lays out continuing and new equity initiatives to "strengthen the federal government's ability to address the barriers that underserved communities continue to face." One way the order hopes to do that is by establishing "Agency Equity Teams" across all government departments to police equity and diversity implementation.
"It's embarrassing, to be honest with you," Tuberville told Newsmax's Rob Schmitt Monday night. "…The First Amendment in the Constitution is about free speech, and there's a reason for that because our founding fathers believed that everybody should have free speech."
"This equity situation that President Biden is trying to push on the American people, it's all about control," he continued. "It's not surprising that they're trying to push the envelope, so to speak. They feel their power. They're pushing their power on more and more people every day. It's through education. It's through everything that the American people have anything to do with."
On top of stifling free expression, Democrats' crusade for forced equal outcomes goes against the competitive spirit that built America and threatens its future success, Tuberville said.
"I was a football coach most of my life," he added. "Football and any type of sport and our country is about competition. It's about giving everybody the right and the opportunity to do the best that they possibly can… They're trying to make everybody the same, and that's not going to work. It has no chance of surviving. This country can't survive with that type of philosophy. This country was built on competition, dedication, hard work, fair play, you do it the right way and compete and beat the other person."
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