DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Politicians in Washington, D.C. aren’t doing their job, according to former Auburn head football coach and now-U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville.
Tuberville spoke about his campaign to be one of Alabama’s next senators in an interview with WDHN News.
“We’re kind of a stalemate,” Tuberville said. “Nobody agrees on anything. It’s kind of like we’re all out here in each state across the country wondering, ‘What’s going on? We elect you. We send you out there; get something done.'”
To fix this, Tuberville said he decided to run to bring more of an outsider presence into the political realm.
“I think we need more non-politicians in Washington,” he said. “We’ve got too many people that can’t do anything, and I’m truly an outsider. I know a lot about politics, but I want to take moral Christian values back to Washington.
Tuberville also said he plans to support President Donald Trump’s agenda, saying that it will get America back on track.
In response to doubts concerning his coaching background, Tuberville said his history as a football coach would be beneficial since he knows how to make people work together and how to communicate effectively.
“For years, I’ve been a leader,” he said. “I’ve been somebody that brings players together to work with each other.”
Tuberville isn’t the first coach to try his hand at working in Congress. Former U.S. Rep. Tom Osborne coached for the University of Nebraska before serving in the House for six years.
In fact, Tuberville spoke to Osborne for advice on working in politics.
“He was very encouraging about running, and he said, ‘You make a difference. Coaches, we make great senators and congressmen,'” Tuberville said.