Tommy Tuberville Among Those Sworn In as Congress Begins New Session

Tommy Tuberville Sworn In

Photo from Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s Twitter account – Jan. 3, 2021

Congress has convened for a new session with lawmakers sworn into office during a tumultuous period.

Representing Alabama are new Senator Tommy Tuberville and new Congressmen Barry Moore of the Second Congressional District and Jerry Carl of the First Congressional District. All are Republican.

A growing number of Republicans, including Sen. Tuberville, are working to overturn Joe Biden’s victory over President Trump. They plan to challenge the Electoral College vote on Wednesday.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has been reelected as House speaker by fellow Democrats, who retain the majority but with the slimmest margin in 20 years.

Opening the Senate could be among Mitch McConnell’s final acts as majority leader.

Republican control depends on Tuesday’s runoff elections for two Senate seats in Georgia.

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