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Senator Tuberville Chided on Senate Floor for White Nationalism Remarks

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer condemned his behavior

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville took fire from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for remarks about white nationalism, the latest episode highlighting how the first-term lawmaker has broken with a long-standing tradition in the chamber.

In a speech on the Senate floor, Schumer, a Democrat, said the Republican was "on a one-man mission to excuse and even defend the meaning of white nationalism."

Under an unspoken rule of etiquette in the tradition-bound Senate, a member in their first six-year term should not make waves - and instead quietly form relationships while carving out an area of legislative expertise.

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