December 25, 2020 | 7:30 PM ET
Earlier today, the Hill reported the Senate Republicans say Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will reach out to Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville (Ala.) in an attempt to avoid a nasty fight next month over certifying the results of the Electoral College.
Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.) told the Hill that GOP leaders will tell Tuberville that voting to suspend the tally of the Electoral College vote next month is pointless and politically damaging.
“Ultimately every senator will have to make their own decision about that but I think there will be people, yeah, reaching out to him just to kind of find out” what he’s going to do, Thune said of Tuberville’s intentions about the Electoral College tally on Jan. 6.
Ali Alexander, one of the leaders of the #StopTheSteal movement, a group dedicated to fighting for President Trump, fired back at Thune’s statements.
In a tweet, Alexander wrote, “Well, let me break some news. StopTheStealUS has another US Senator who will join” in objecting to Joe Biden’s electoral count on January 6, 2021.
Alexander did not name the US Senator, but promised that StopTheStealUS will fund a primary candidate against Senator Thune, who is up for re-election in 2022.