Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., told reporters Friday that he would rather be fishing or golfing for Memorial Day Weekend ahead of a congressional vote on whether to establish a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
“We’re in the fourth quarter of life. You know who we’re doing this for? You,” Tuberville said while gesturing toward reporters.
“I’d rather be fishing right now, or golfing,” he added.
Tuberville was one of 35 Republicans who voted nay during a procedural vote to determine whether the Senate should take up a House-passed bill on the establishment of a commission. The 66-year-old senator assumed office in January.
A spokesperson for Tuberville said the senator was referring to the US Innovation and Competition Act, not the commission when he made his remarks. Tuberville is part of a group of Republicans who expressed concern
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