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New Alabama senator wants Biden inauguration delayed

Former Auburn coach wants ceremony pushed back
U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville
Posted at 8:09 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 09:13:17-05

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — New Alabama U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville wants next week's inauguration of Joe Biden delayed until the pandemic is under better control.

Tuberville, a Republican and the former football coach at Auburn University, told CBS42 that he's not in favor of impeaching Prsident Donald Trump.

"Well, we have the worst pandemic in my lifetime, and we're worrying about impeaching a guy that only going to be there seven more days. Makes no sense to me," Tuberville said in comments that were reported by Newsweek.com.

"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," the senator added.

Tuberville's suggestion would violate the U.S. Constitution, which mandates that the inauguration take place on Jan. 20.