Biden: Tuberville Military Blocks ‘Jeopardizing US Security’

Biden: Tuberville Military Blocks ‘Jeopardizing US Security’
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The Facts

  • US Pres. Joe Biden on Thursday accused Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) of “jeopardizing US security” by blocking hundreds of military nominations, including the nominee for the next Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military position.

  • Tuberville began blocking confirmations to high-ranking Pentagon positions in March in protest of a Dept. of Defense (DoD) policy that uses taxpayer dollars to pay for service members’ abortion costs.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

Tuberville is taking his political games too far. The US cannot afford to be understaffed because one man wants to make a point about abortion, and it’s time for Tuberville and other Republicans, who boast about their support for US servicemen and women, to make sure the country is protected by a fully staffed military.

Republican narrative

The Biden administration isn’t concerned with national security in relation to Tuberville’s objections; it’s most worried about pushing its radical abortion agenda. Taxpayers shouldn't be funding abortions, and Tuberville is standing up for Americans who don’t want to pay for anti-life procedures.

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