On Thursday evening, former Auburn Football Coach and Senator-Elect Tommy Tuberville spoke at a rally in Georgia where he defied Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying that he may be challenging the electoral college vote on January 6th.
“Folks, we got to grab a hold and hold on,” Tuberville said at the rally while referring to the upcoming Georgia runoff election. “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 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.”
Tuberville was later asked what he would do in the upcoming weeks regarding the electoral college.
“Just wait. You’ll 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.
“Defying McConnell, Sen-elect Tuberville suggests he will challenge Electoral College, while stumping in Georgia,” Lauren Windsor reported on Twitter.
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.
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Tuberville’s comments were very similar to Republican Rep. Mo Brooks’, who claimed that President Trump “won the electoral college” and made it clear that he would continue to fight for the president and not be a part of the “surrender caucus.”
Brooks started off by explaining to Fox Business host Lou Dobbs his effort in challenging the Electoral College.
“Well, it’s happened many times in the past,” Brooks said. “Apparently, some folks have not done their history. By way of example, the Democrats in the House tried it in 2017 when they tried to strike Alabama’s votes for Donald Trump. Georgia, the same way, the House Democrats tried to strike it. Barbara Boxer tried to strike Ohio for George Bush back in 2005, so this is not unusual. The law is very clear, the House of Representatives in combination with the United States Senate has the lawful authority to accept or reject Electoral College vote submissions from states that have such flawed election systems that they’re not worthy of our trust.”
“And in this instance, with what has happened nationally, I’m quite confident that if we only counted lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, Donald Trump won the Electoral College, and we should not be counting illegal votes and putting in an illegitimate President of the United States.” he continued.
Brooks continued by explaining that he would not join the “surrender caucus” which consists of GOP members who are laying down as the Democrats install Joe Biden as president.
“Well, where we’re headed as a country is this, quite simply, we’re a Republic, and the bedrock of a Republic is an honest and accurate voting system,” Brooks said. “And if you don’t have an honest and accurate voting system, then you may as well throw out the claim that you’re a Republic. You’ve lost that right. You’ve lost the control of your government, and under those circumstances, those who can steal the most votes, who can engage in the most voter fraud and get away with it are going to be the ones that rule the roost in Washington, D.C. That’s not what our founding fathers wanted. That’s not what a million or so Americans who have lost their lives in wars wanted, giving us this Republic, this democracy where we could control our own fate and our own destiny.”
“So I have a choice, I can either sit back and surrender and be a part of the surrender caucus, or I can fight for our country,” Brooks concluded. “And that’s what I’m going to do. So on January 6, I’m going to object to the submissions of Electoral College votes from various states that, in my judgment, have such flawed election systems that their vote counts are unworthy of our ratification in the United States Congress. What I need is a United States Senator who will join me. If we have a House member and a senator, then by golly, that forces a House vote and a floor vote on whether to accept this systematically flawed election system or to reject it. I want to reject it so that we can have an honest and fair and accurate election.”
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