Do 2024 Republicans Still Stand With Tuberville as He Doubles Down on Military Blockade After Attack on Israel?
October 8, 2023
Senator Tommy Tuberville continues to hold up hundreds of military nominations and promotions and undermine military readiness as our ally deals with the aftermath of a deadly attack. 2024 Republicans have spent months cheering Tuberville on, so here’s a question for the MAGA extremists hoping to become commander in chief: Do you still stand by Tuberville’s military blockade?
Tuberville is doubling down on his monthslong blockade that has halted hundreds of military promotions — even as the U.S. has moved quickly to support our ally in the wake of a deadly attack.
Politico: “Sen. Tommy Tuberville is not relenting from his monthslong blockade of military nominations over the Biden administration’s abortion policy — even in the face of one of America’s closest allies going to war.
“After Hamas attacked Israel, Senate Democrats said it was past time for several top-level military nominees to be approved. But a Tuberville spokesperson confirmed Sunday that the senator’s position remains: Democrats must move top nominees individually until the Pentagon revokes its policy of covering travel costs for troops seeking an abortion across state lines.”
The American people deserve to know if 2024 Republicans are still okay defending Tuberville’s blatant undermining of our military readiness and national security — especially as the U.S. rushes to support an ally under attack.
Alabama Today: “U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville to introduce President Donald Trump in Montgomery on Friday”
AL.com: “Former President Donald Trump praised Tuberville over the votes on Truth Social:
‘BIG WIN FOR TOMMY. Unlike McConnell and his group of automatic Democrat YES VOTES, Tommy T is willing to take on the Radical Left Fascists & Thugs that are destroying our Country. What a difference!’”
HuffPost: “GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley took aim at the Defense Department for beginning a policy at the center of Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) hold on 300-plus military promotions in the Senate.”
Pence: “I commend Sen. Tuberville, and rather than asking him to stand down, I’d ask the Pentagon to stand down.”
Politico: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis backed Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s months-long blockade on military nominations on Thursday, saying that the Pentagon’s abortion policy would “go out the window” if he wins the presidency. … Military leaders and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have blasted Tuberville, saying that the hold harms national security and military readiness.”
Tuberville’s fellow MAGA extremists on the presidential campaign trail know the consequences of his petty political stunt and have had no problem cheering him on.
CBS News: “GOP Sen. Tuberville’s hold on nominations could cause armed forces to ‘lose talent,’ nominee for top military officer says”
Washington Post: “Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said a Republican senator’s delay of the quick approval of nearly 200 military promotions poses a ‘clear risk’ to the nation’s military readiness and directly affects the lives of service members’ families.”