Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden called for Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville (AL) to be removed from the “human race” on Monday.
Hayden shared the controversial comment in a social media post on X, formerly Twitter, over his concerns with Tuberville blocking military appointments in the Senate over his concerns about the military funding abortion services.
NewsGuard Adviser Michael Hayden Calls for Sen. Tommy Tuberville to Be ‘Removed’ from the Human Race https://t.co/eCEXfFCSAM
— Devin Gilson (@DevinDev39320) October 11, 2023
"Hayden is an adviser for NewsGuard, an organization that ranks the 'reliability' of news outlets that infamously favors left-leaning, corporate-owned media — even if they publish verifiable disinformation, without corrections — and targets right-wing websites," Breitbart News reported.
"His comment was met by a string of critical responses, some of which noted that Hayden had signed a letter calling the Hunter Biden laptop 'Russian disinformation,' and had pushed the Russia collusion hoax that former President Donald Trump’s campaign had colluded with Russia," it added.
My statement on General Hayden. pic.twitter.com/KQ0sLz6gTQ
— Coach Tommy Tuberville (@SenTuberville) October 10, 2023
Tuberville responded with a statement of his own that noted that his office had reported the issue to the Capitol Police.
"My office has reported this incident to the Capitol Police and I expect that they will once again do an excellent job protecting members of Congress and bringing criminals to justice," he wrote.
"Anyone who actually cares about our country must go on the record and condemn his reckless statements," he continued.
Tuberville's military blocks have taken on increased importance as Hamas terrorists have attacked Israel, leading to a declaration of war.
The attacks have killed at least 11 Americans with reports of hostages taken by Hamas terrorists.
The remark against the senator could backfire on Hayden, resulting in significant pushback against his criticisms despite his high-profile position in the media.