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Ex-Football Coach Who Won U.S. Senate Seat Fails Hard To Name The 3 Branches Of Government

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It's starting to seem like maybe the GOP isn't sending us its best people...

The newly elected United States Senator from the great state of Alabama, Tommy Tuberville, may have been elected to one of the country's highest offices in what is sometimes called "democracy's greatest deliberative body," but that doesn't mean he knows what all three branches of government are.

In fact, he doesn't even know what two out of the three are, as he revealed in a recent post-election interview.

In the interview with Alabama Daily News, Tuberville, who defeated longtime politician and Civil Rights figure Doug Jones, was asked whether he planned to work with Democrats across the aisle once he is seated in January.

Tuberville magnanimously said yes, but for all the wrong reasons.

"Yeah and that's how our government was set up. You know, our government wasn't set up for one group to have all three branches of government. It wasn't set up that way, our three branches, the House, the Senate and executive."


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While all Americans should give Tuberville a round of applause for his apparent dedication to collaboration, those are not the three branches of government. At all.

Credit where it's due: Tuberville did get one right. The executive―or the Presidency―is one of the branches. Well done, Tommy!

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Unfortunately, however, neither the House nor the Senate are branches of government, but rather the two halves of the Legislative branch.


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And as for the third branch―the Judiciary―well, Tuberville just straight-up skipped that one.


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Now to be fair, Tuberville is just a former college football coach with no political experience. But given that part of a Senator's job is to confirm judges to said judiciary, Tuberville might want to watch some Schoolhouse Rock or something before January.

Naturally, folks on Twitter were less than impressed with the new freshman Senator from Alabama.










Tuberville also told Alabama Daily News that World War II was fought to free Europe from socialism and that Al Gore was briefly President. Congratulations to Tuberville for what is sure to be a distinguished political career!