U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl: ‘With two, maybe three’ exceptions, constituents support Electoral College challenge
Newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) does not need polling data to show where his constituents are on an Electoral College challenge set to take place at a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.
During an interview with FM Talk 106.5’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Carl said despite being bombarded with calls from California, calls from his district have indicated support for an objection to the certification of the Electoral College, which includes himself and fellow Alabamians U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and U.S. Reps. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), Mike Rogers (R-Saks), Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) and Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville).
He also spoke about what could happen outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., which could include protests.
“That’s a very fair statement,” he said. “Out of all the calls, all the texts, all the emails — I think I’ve had two, maybe three [calls] that are disappointed that I would actually support it. I’ve gotten several calls from outside of our district. They flooded us yesterday from California calling in, lodging complaints. I’m not going to listen to complaints out of California. I promise you that. They’re literally wasting their time. But — yeah, everyone is upset. I know we’ve got a couple of buses coming up here on the [January 6], I’m told. They briefed us this morning in a meeting that there’s going to be quite a few people up here. They’re worried about the security aspect of it. They’re encouraging us to kind of stay low and stay out of the way, and let people express themselves the way they are constitutionally able to do. It’s some very strange times.”
Carl spoke about the high praise for the U.S. House freshman class from senior members within the body.
“I had a conversation yesterday with a congressman who has been here 40 years,” Carl added. “He said he has never ever seen anything quite like this in his life. And he wasn’t being negative. He wasn’t supporting it. He was just talking about the air up here and how people are. On the bright side, he also told me, ‘I’ve never seen a freshman class as smart as the group you’ve got coming in.’ He said virtually every one of you are businessmen and we’re common people. It’s a common thread up here when you talk to the freshmen. They seem to just be common people. That’s what he was pointing out to me yesterday, which I find that exciting.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.”