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Tommy Tuberville, Alabama U.S. Senate candidate, defies D.C. quarantine order on fundraising visit


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Tommy Tuberville, Alabama U.S. Senate candidate, defies D.C. quarantine order on fundraising visit

Alabama GOP Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville is fundraising and holding face-to-face meetings in Washington this week, defying orders from the city that visitors from certain coronavirus hot spots quarantine upon arrival.Tuberville spent at least some of his time in D.C. at the Trump International Hotel, according to a photo posted to Facebook by Arkansas GOP…

Tommy Tuberville, Alabama U.S. Senate candidate, defies D.C. quarantine order on fundraising visit

Alabama GOP Senate prospect Tommy Tuberville is fundraising and holding in person conferences in Washington this week, defying orders from the city that visitors from particular coronavirus locations quarantine upon arrival.

Tuberville invested at least some of his time in D.C. at the Trump International Hotel, according to a picture published to Facebook by Arkansas GOP Rep. Bruce Westerman showing the two males in the hotel lobby on Tuesday night. In the image, neither man is wearing a mask.

Alabama is among the states recognized by D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) as a coronavirus hot area, and any “inessential” visitors from there are expected to self-quarantine for 14 days Alabama’s coronavirus cases are rising, with more than 25 percent of its total cases appearing in the past two weeks, according to state data.

A image posted to Tuberville’s Facebook page on Tuesday before he arrived in D.C. shows him in a cramped room with near 25 people seated shoulder-to-shoulder around a conference table without masks.

The former Auburn University football coach, who is running to unseat incumbent Sen. Doug Jones (D), is taking a success lap following his main success on July 14 over former Trump administration attorney general of the United States Jeff Sessions.

Alexandra Kendrick, president of High Cotton Consulting, a D.C.-based GOP fundraising operation, emailed contacts after Tuberville’s win, offering in-person meetings with the prospect while he was in D.C. from early afternoon Tuesday through Thursday.

” We are accepting in-person conferences throughout that time frame. Let me know if you and your group have an interest in sitting down with the NEXT Senator from Alabama simply let me understand and we will put you on the schedule,” Kendrick wrote, according to a copy of the email gotten by The Washington Post.

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The Tuberville campaign, Kendrick, Westerman and a National Republican politician Senatorial Committee representative did not react to ask for comment about Tuberville’s check out.

Senate Democrats slammed Tuberville over the relocation.

” Just like when he opposed the statewide mask order from Alabama’s Republican governor, Tommy Tuberville is neglecting medical specialists since he’s more concentrated on raising campaign cash in Washington than doing what’s right,” stated Helen Kalla, a spokeswoman for the Democratic Senatorial Project Committee.

With Alabama in the throes of a major break out, Gov. Kay Ivey (R) executed a statewide mask required 2 weeks earlier. Tuberville has actually come out against Ivey’s order however told Al.com he supports mask-wearing around other people.

” I believe that today, in the time that we remain in, if you’re around other people, probably it’s excellent that you use them,” Tuberville said. “But I’m not for federal government– I believe our government’s gone overboard on this whole pandemic because we do not know the facts. Each time you turn around you hear different medical professionals say different things. I just want them to let us identify our own fate.”

The local news short article noted that Tuberville did not use a mask when he made his election night triumph speech, or after when he greeted supporters in the crowd with hugs and handshakes.

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