Several GOP Senators Say They Won’t Support Tuberville’s Potential Bid To Challenge Election


Several GOP senators including members of the upper chamber’s leaders have said they would stand against Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) if he joined Republican members of the House in contesting the 2020 election on Jan. 6.

Tuberville previously hinted that he would join Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) and other Republicans in the House to challenge the Electoral College votes of several key states on Jan. 6 when the Joint Session of Congress meets. The move requires one House lawmaker and one Senator to carry out, and it requires the 1877 Electoral Count Act.

If Brooks and Tuberville—or any other Senator or House member—work to oppose the electoral vote, both chambers of Congress would hold a debate and vote on whether to deny or approve the objection.

Senate Republicans, including Majority Whip John Thune (R-S. D.), have said the move would fail. Thune last week told reporters that the challenge “would go down like a shot dog.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also reportedly called on senators not to partake in the challenge. The Epoch Times previously reached out to his office for comment.

“Ultimately every senator will have to make their own decision about that but I think there will be people, yeah, reaching out him just to kind of find out what he’s going to do,” Thune said over the weekend about Tuberville, reported The Hill… (Read more)

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