Trump praises Tommy Tuberville after Alabama GOP senator objects to election results Jan. 6

Trump continues to push senators to reverse the election, while Tuberville’s efforts would put his party in a tricky place to vote on whether or not to accept the will of the voters or party to him.

Trump’s efforts underscore the conflict that Congressional Republicans are facing after the loss of the GOP president last month. Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who first recognized Joe Biden as president-elect this week, has privately urged his Republican colleagues not to join House Conservatives in their planned objection next month.

Tuberville, while in Georgia vying for Senate elections that will determine control of the chamber, said in a video that surfaced this week that senators must also protest on Jan. 6, when Congress ratifies the election results.

The video that surfaced again showed Tuberville saying, “You’ll see what’s to come. You read about it in the House. We’ll have to do it in the Senate.”

An acquaintance Kaitlan Collins told CNN that Tuberville knew what he was doing and is willing to lean out as if he were considering doing so.

Mitch McConnell has just made life a lot harder for his Republican colleagues

Trump has so far retweeted at least four tweets supporting Tuberville. He also called Tuberville a brave man, adding, “More Republican senators should follow his lead” before repeating false claims about the election.

CNN’s Manu Raju asked Second Republican Senator John Thune for advice for Tuberville amid the news. “I hope he doesn’t,” Thune replied. “I think it’s time, as I said before, to move on.”

Privately, McConnell urged GOP senators on a Tuesday appeal not to participate in an attempt by the House to object to the results on January 6, as this would eventually force senators to vote on the validity of the objection. GOP leaders fear they would be forced to choose between Trump and the will of the voters – and are eager not to be placed in that position.

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama is the Conservative member in charge of the effort to reverse the election results in Parliament.

“I’m going to do what I’m going to do and that’s fighting for what I think we need an improvement in our electoral system, whether other people join or not is up to them,” Brooks told CNN this week. “ The main goal is to reject electoral college ballots from states that have such severely systemically flawed electoral systems that they will fix them and never perpetuate or perpetuate the ability of election thieves to engage in voter fraud and electoral theft in the world. strengthen future. “

CNN’s Manu Raju and Kaitlan Collins contributed to this report.