Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville has voiced his support for representative Mo Brooks to challenge the results of the 2020 primary election in a video that surfaced Thursday.
“You can see what’s coming. You’ve been reading about it in the House. We have to do it in the Senate,” Tuberville said in a video posted to Twitter.
“We’re going to correct all of that,” Tuberville said, commenting on the impact of President Joe Biden’s election on Donald Trump. “Don’t give up.”
Tuberville was speaking at a gathering in Georgia for General Kelly Loeffler and Senator David Perdue in the first part of the 52-second video. A clip later showed Tuberville standing next to a security guard at night. It was not clear on what day the second part of the video was taken.
When asked what he was going to do “make this choice right,” with a voice outside the camera Tuberville replied, “We’re going to fight hard.”
On Tuesday, Tuberville campaign chairman Stan McDonald said the candidate may support Brooks in an interview on WVNN, a local radio station based in Huntsville, Alabama.
“I think so [Tuberville] and Ted Cruz are the top two candidates to do this, “McDonald said.” I still don’t know if or when he will do this. He’s really thinking about it. “
Representative of Alabama. My Brooks has pledged to use the Electoral Count Act of 1877 to challenge the election ballot when Congress meets to confirm the results of the election on January 6th.
However, for Brooks to be successful he needs at least one member of the Senate to question the results. If that happens, the law requires each chamber to hold a two-hour debate and then vote on whether to approve or reject the objection. For the process to move forward, both chambers must agree to agree to the objection in order to throw out controversial election votes.
To do this, all members of Congress, regardless of party, formally vote on accepting or rejecting the controversy.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after acknowledging Biden’s influence on Trump and congratulating the President, urged senators not to controversy over election results during Tuesday ‘s private call.
However, other Republican senators, including Loeffler and Rand Paul of Kentucky, have said they are unconfirmed about opposing Biden ‘s win.
Press release reached out to Tuberville but did not hear back in time for publication.