Tuberville Protests DOD Abortion Policy, Blocks Nominations

Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is potentially blocking 160 Pentagon nominees in protest to the Pentagon’s directive giving service members access to abortion.

According to The Hill and Punchbowl News, Democrats, along with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, are suggesting Tuberville is jeopardizing United States national security in his efforts to reverse a Department of Defense (DOD) policy from February that Republicans say is equivalent to the government funding abortions.

“I hate to have to do this,” Tuberville said Monday. “It’s unfortunate, but we make the laws over here — the DOD doesn’t.”

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