Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) on Tuesday blocked 184 military promotions requested by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) due to his objections to the Pentagon’s new abortion policy.
The Republican senator from Alabama has for months put a hold on all civilian nominations and military promotions of general and flag officers until the Department of Defense (DOD) rescinds its policy to facilitate taxpayer-funded abortions.
Tuberville argues the policy, announced last October in a memo, has diverted the DOD’s attention and turned it into an abortion travel agency.
On Monday, Warren took the issue to the Senate floor, arguing that Tuberville’s blockage on Senate confirmations for nearly all military leadership is dangerous and reckless at a time of heightened military tension around the world and in Eastern Europe….