Newly elected Alabama Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville vowed this week that he would challenge the results of the Electoral College once he was inducted into office next month.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Georgia, Tuberville told supporters that because Trump lost it was time to act.
“Folks, we got to grab a hold and hold on. We have no choice. Listen to me now. We have no choice but to win this election. They’re going to try to steal it. They’re going to try to buy it. They’re going to do everything they can to lie, cheat, and steal to win this election. Like they did in the presidential election. It’s impossible. It is impossible what happened. But we’re going to get that all corrected. I’m gonna tell you: don’t give up on [President Trump]. Don’t give up on him.”
Outside the rally, Lauren Windsor asked Tuberville what he was going to do to “fix” what he said was wrong.
“We’re going to fight hard,” he said.
A staffer quickly tried to rush him away and keep him from answering any questions.
“Just wait,” he told the staffer. “Just — well, you see what’s coming. You’ve been reading about it in the House [of Representitives]. We’re gonna have to, we’re gonna have to do it in the Senate.”
As Tuberville mentioned, the Senate hasn’t taken up the idea the way the House has and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) warned his caucus not to go anywhere near the debate. Tuberville didn’t seem to get the memo.
“I find it unfathomable that anyone would acquiesce to election theft and voter fraud because they lack the courage to take a difficult vote on the House or Senate floor,” said Tuberville’s colleague Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) in a Politico interview. “Last time I checked, that’s why we were elected to Congress.”
Take a look at the clip below:
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