Earlier this week, Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) suggested he could challenge the Electoral College votes from several states in the U.S. Senate when Congress meets to certify the November 3 election outcome, which had been declared a victory for Joe Biden.
In a video posted by “Undercurrent” executive producer Lauren Windsor on Twitter, Tuberville hinted at the possibility while on the campaign trail for Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) in Georgia.
“Well, you see what’s coming,” he said. “You’ve been reading about it in the House. We’re going to have to — we’re going to have to do it in the Senate.”
BREAKING: Defying McConnell, Sen-elect Tuberville suggests he will challenge Electoral College, while stumping in Georgia pic.twitter.com/1z5wJ2ajVP
— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) December 17, 2020
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Tuberville was referring to an effort led by fellow Alabamian Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) to reject the Electoral College results from some states in question. Such an effort would require an objection from a member of the House and a member of the Senate.
During an interview with Mobile, AL radio FM Talk 106.5, Brooks said several of his House colleagues were willing to participate. However, a member of the Senate had yet to step forward.
Tuberville indicated in a later interview with Alabama-based Yellowhammer News that he wasn’t a lock to participate but pledged to do his “due diligence” in his considerations.
Good for Tommy! He may make history before he serves his first full week in the US Senate.
The Hill reported:
Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) indicated in a video that surfaced Thursday that that he thinks the Senate should support a challenge to the results of the Electoral College, which certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory this week.
Tuberville suggested he would back a challenge Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has vowed to bring against the vote. If a senator joins Brooks, it would require the House and Senate to debate and then vote on the issue.
“You see what’s coming. You’ve been reading about it in the House. We’re going to have to do it in the Senate,” Tuberville said in the video taken by liberal activist Lauren Windsor at a rally for Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) in Georgia.
Sen.-elect @TTuberville: "I'm always going to support President @realDonaldTrump. He’s the best president of my lifetime and has done more for the people of this country and the state of Alabama than anybody.
"We want to make sure we do the right thing.” https://t.co/Gwvc8IZvRv
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) December 18, 2020
Don’t give up hope! This is election is FAR from over.