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Tuberville vows to persist in blocking military nominees over abortion funding dispute.

Sen. Tuberville Doubles Down on Blocking Pentagon Confirmations

After facing criticism for his stance on the United States military abortion policy, Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) remains steadfast in his position. Despite requests to advance a Naval Academy official’s nomination, Tuberville maintains that his hold does not pose a national security risk and vows to continue fighting against the Defense Department’s abortion funding.

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“These military positions are currently being fulfilled by acting officials. These jobs are not vacant, and our readiness is not affected,” Tuberville confidently stated on the Senate floor.

The Pentagon policy in question, enacted last year, provides paid leave and reimbursement for service members seeking abortion services. Tuberville has been protesting against this policy since March, primarily due to the use of federal taxpayer funds for abortions.

In response to criticisms from Sen. Cardin, Tuberville dismisses the complaints from Democrats as “disinformation.”

“I want to clarify that I am not blocking anyone from getting confirmed. I am not blocking a single vote. I am simply blocking unanimous consent,” Tuberville clarified.

As long as Tuberville maintains his stance, the confirmation process for new Pentagon officials in the Senate will remain at a stalemate.

Tuberville is reportedly working with senior Republicans to find a compromise, as reported by the Washington Examiner.

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