7 Things: Still no concession from Trump, concern over shutdown lingers in Alabama, Tuberville stresses importance of Georgia U.S. Senate race and more …
7. Mardi Gras won’t be canceled
- Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson assured that Mardi Gras 2021 won’t be canceled, but said some things may look a bit different.
- Parade permits will still be issued, and the city will be removing some financial penalties if there are cancellations up to a week prior to festivities.
6. Shots fired at mayor’s home
- In Selma, shots were fired into Mayor James Perkins’ house, but no one inside was injured; an investigation is currently underway.
- Police Chief Kenta Fulford said they “will do everything that we can to see that the person or persons that are responsible for the shootings that have been going on, not just at his (Perkins’) home but throughout the city, are prosecuted.”
5. Congressman Aderholt is self-quarantining
- U.S. Representative
- The House physician advised Aderholt to quarantine even though the congressman tested negative. According to a statement, Aderholt “has no symptoms.”
4. Violence against conservatives goes ignored
- Ivanka Trump has recently voiced her frustration with the media’s lack of reaction to civil unrest that took place over the weekend, saying on Twitter that the “silence about the physical violence against conservative is shameful & dangerous.” The media’s desire to blame conservative victims is well known.
- Ivanka added, “Violence is never the answer and instigators must be condemned and prosecuted.” This comes after protestors and counter-protestors clashed in Washington, D.C.
3. Tuberville thinks the U.S. Senate race in Georgia is important
- Former Auburn football coach and now U.S. Senate-elect Tommy Tuberville has issued a bit of a warning about what the state of the country could become if Republicans lose the majority in the U.S. Senate. According to recent polls, there may not be much of a worry.
- Tuberville first said that if Democrats hold the majority, “we have lost our country as we know it.” He went on to add, “We will not have a Christian conservative majority ever again… If we lose the Senate, it’s going to be a different world.”
2. No, a second shutdown probably won’t happen here
- As coronavirus cases across the country and Alabama increase, there have already been talks of another economic shutdown to slow or stop the spread. Michigan has already moved towards a shutdown, but it seems unlikely that another shutdown will happen in Alabama.
- State Senator Chris Elliott (R-Daphne) has said that a shutdown in that way couldn’t be done federally and has to be handled locally. Elliott went on to say, “[T]hese type of orders are very difficult, if not impossible, to enforce. And even with what has occurred over the last six-plus months, you are seeing folks saying, ‘Look, enough is enough. I’m not doing it.’ And that is going to make shutting things down unenforceable.”
1. No conceding yet
- As legal losses mount, President Donald Trump has remained consistent and strong on the matter of the general election, maintaining that former Vice President Joe Biden being the projected winner is on the basis of fraud.
- Recently, Trump tweeted, “He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!” Trump’s tweets have continued to be flagged by Twitter.