Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) became the 18th U.S. Senator to back former President Donald Trump's bid for the White House, leaving 31 of Cotton's GOP colleagues still on the sidelines.

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called on those 31 Republican lawmakers to get behind the former commander-in-chief.

"I had dinner a couple of weeks ago with President Trump," he said. "He's all-in. I'm telling you, he's looking good. He's looking younger. He's out working out harder. Of course, he's on the road a lot. But, you know, we've got to get a lot of people to make their minds up pretty quick here. Yesterday, if you saw Senator Tom Cotton finally endorse President Trump. He is the 18th senator. I was the very first senator to endorse him. But we've got 31 more Republican Senators. They've got to understand what's going on. You know, you look what the election going on right now is — President Trump is in good shape. There is about 35-40% that is going to vote for a billy goat on the Democrat side, no matter who they're running. Obviously, they know that Biden is not running the show because he's not healthy but they are still polling and saying they are going to vote for him. That is very concerning."

Alabama's senior U.S. Senator also criticized former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.), one of the other candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination. Tuberville called her a "neocon," adding she had never met a war that she did not like.

"Nikki Haley is making a push but she's getting BlackRock and all the big corporations behind here," Tuberville added. "A lot of the Democrats are even pushing Nikki Haley because they see their guy can't make it, Joe Biden. And so, they're pushing Nikki Haley. Nikki Haley — she is a neocon. She has never seen a war she didn't like. Joe Biden has got us on the verge of a world war but Nikki Haley, if she were to get in, she would just continue all of that. But she is not going to be our nominee. Donald Trump is going to be it."

Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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