Republican Tommy Tuberville is the new Senator-elect in Alabama. He is signalling that he may join fellow Republican Mo Brooks to challenge the count in the Electoral College.
This may not lead to anything significant, but many conservatives are happy to see a Republican taking this stand.
This Senator-Elect Indicates He Will Join House-Led Challenge of Electoral College
According to reports, Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) may join an effort led by fellow Alabamian GOP Rep. Mo Brooks and challenge the count of the Electoral College.
“You’ll see what’s coming,” Sen.-elect Tuberville, said recently. “You’ve been reading about in the House. We’re going to have to do it in the Senate.”
Rep. Brooks is leading the House effort to challenge the count but needs a single Senator to join his effort. If successful, the bicameral challenge would then trigger a debate and vote over the state electors in both chambers of Congress. While such an objection may delay the outcome of the vote count, it’s not likely to change the results given the current composition of Congress and sentiments on the Hill.
While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has doubled down on calls to his members to accept the results of the Electoral College, it is rumored that Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are considering joining the challenge though neither Senator has committed to doing so, according to One America News Network.
People seem pretty excited about this:
Tommy Tuberville has become a Republican hero overnight!
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) December 18, 2020
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) December 18, 2020
Tommy Tuberville is everything John Roberts isn't.
A leader, A winner, A patriot, and A TRUE American.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) December 18, 2020
Even Trump tweeted about this:
That’s because he is a great champion and man of courage. More Republican Senators should follow his lead. We had a landslide victory, and then it was swindled away from the Republican Party – but we caught them. Do something! https://t.co/nZU0czsZgB
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2020
It’ll be fascinating to see where this goes.