Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took the floor of the U.S. Senate to congratulate Joe Biden on winning the Electoral College. He reportedly told Republican Senators not to challenge the results of the Electoral College as well.
But Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has indicated he believes the Senate should support a challenge to the results of the Electoral College.
According to The Hill, Tuberville told a liberal activist:
“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.”
Earlier this week, Tuberville’s campaign chairman Stan McDonald said that he believes Tuberville and Sen. Ted Cruz are the two best candidates to back an effort from Congressman Mo Brooks to challenge the election results.
“I don’t know yet if or when he will do this,” McDonald said. “He’s very seriously considering it.”
Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Senate Republican, said “it’s time…to move on.”
“The fact of the matter is that’s been litigated over and over…it’s time to be done with this,” Thune reportedly said. “I would hope that we wouldn’t have members of the Senate who would decide that that makes sense. I don’t think it’s a good decision right now and I don’t think it’s good for the country.”