Trump praises Tuberville after Alabama GOP senator-elect leaves open objecting to election results January 6
By Ali Zaslav and Daniella Diaz, CNN
Updated 1:40 PM ET, Fri December 18, 2020
(CNN)President Donald Trump lauded Tommy Tuberville this week after the Republican Alabama senator-elect said he is not ruling out joining a House member to object to the election results when Congress meets in a joint session to accept the votes of the Electoral College.Trump is continuing to push senators to overturn the election while Tuberville’s efforts would put his party in an awkward spot to vote on whether to accept the will of the voters or side with him.Trump’s effort highlights the conflict facing congressional Republicans following the GOP President’s election loss last month. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who for the first time this week recognized Joe Biden as President-elect, has privately urged his Republican colleagues not to join House conservatives in their planned objection next month.Tuberville, while stumping in Georgia for the Senate runoff elections which will determine control of the chamber, said in a video that resurfaced this week that senators should also object on January 6 when Congress ratifies the election results.Content by Charles SchwabBreakaway: Changing Conventions and the Lives of Families through Adaptive SportsWhen Bill Greenberg’s son was born with a rare medical condition, he turned to values of taking action, asking questions and creating the changes needed for himself and others.The video that resurfaced showed Tuberville saying, “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.”A person familiar told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins that Tuberville knew what he was doing and is willing to lean out there as if he’s considering doing this.
Mitch McConnell just made the lives of his Republican colleagues a lot harderTrump has retweeted at least four tweets supportive of Tuberville so far. He also called Tuberville a man of courage and added, “More Republican Senators should follow his lead” before repeating false claims about the election.close dialogSign up for CNN’s