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Republican Senators Confront Tommy Tuberville over Holding Up Military Confirmations

HeadlineNov 02, 2023

On Capitol Hill, Republican senators have launched an effort to end a monthslong blockade by their colleague, Republican Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville, on hundreds of military nominations and promotions. Since July, Tuberville has blocked more than 370 confirmation votes to protest a Pentagon policy that covers the travel costs of employees forced to cross state lines to obtain an abortion. On Wednesday night, Republican senators repeatedly rose to sharply criticize Tuberville. This is South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.

Sen. Lindsey Graham: “No matter whether you believe it or not, Senator Tuberville, this is doing great damage to our military. I don’t say that lightly. I’ve been trying to work with you for nine months.”

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