A host of big-name D.C. journalists spread an out of context quote which portrayed freshman Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) as wanting to delay President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing in.
The comment was made during an interview with Birmingham, AL CBS affiliate WIAT. In their write-up of the interview, the station’s website quoted the senator as saying, “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.
But that transcription leaves out key context. A look at the video reveals that Tuberville actually said the following (Key words bolded for emphasis):
“We probably could have had a swearing in, and done an inauguration a