GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville Gets A Blunt Reminder About The Constitution

Lee Moran
·Reporter, HuffPost
·3 min read

Newly elected Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Al.) drew scorn this week after he floated the idea of delaying President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

“We probably could have had a swearing-in and done an inauguration later after we got this virus behind us a little bit. Again, we’re talking about Washington, D.C.,” Tuberville, the former coach of Auburn University’s football team, said in an interview with CBS affiliate WIAT on Wednesday.

But as multiple people on Twitter pointed out, there’s one issue with that: The 20th Amendment of the Constitution states that “the terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January.”

Tuberville, who refused to certify Biden’s Electoral College win and promoted President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of mass voter fraud, also said in the same interview that impeaching the president for inciting the U.S. Capitol riot “makes no sense.”

Tuberville has previously falsely claimed that the United States fought in World War II “to free Europe of socialism” and misidentified the three branches of government.

Twitter users took the Republican to task over his latest statement:

The transcript of Tuberville’s quote has been updated to include the words “done an” before “inauguration.” The two words are omitted from WIAT’s transcript of the interview published on its site but are spoken by Tuberville in the associated video.

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