Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville (R) is suggesting that the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden should be delayed from next Wednesday, January 20, even though the date is set in the Constitution.
“Tuberville … questioned the timing of the inauguration on January 20. We probably could have had a swearing-in and inauguration later after we got this virus behind us a little bit. Again, we’re talking about Washington, D.C.,’ Tuberville said. However, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution requires that the inauguration and swearing-in of a new President take place on January 20th. It wasn’t clear if Tuberville was aware of that during the interview.”
This is the very same Tommy Tuberville who has proven completely ignorant of history and political science before:
- He suggested that the United States fought in World War II in order to “free Europe of socialism.”
- Tuberville was unable to name the three branches of government
The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution clearly states:
“The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January … and the terms of their successors shall then begin.”
Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that Senator Tuberville is completely ignorant of how the government works. After all, his previous job experience was as a college football coach at universities such as Auburn and Cincinnati. Clearly, however, Tuberville must not have bothered to attend any classes when he was a student at Southern Arkansas University.
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