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Tommy Tuberville’s Hissy Fit Shows McConnell Has Lost His Hold on the GOP

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2023
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It should be a national embarrassment, worthy of widespread outrage, that a former football coach and freshman senator from Alabama can hamstring military promotions for months without severe consequence.

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) is holding scores of military appointments hostage because he doesn’t want the Pentagon to pay the travel costs for service members seeking abortion care.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says military readiness is being compromised. If Tuberville doesn’t end his blockade, we won’t have a chairman of the joint chiefs after General Mark Milley’s term expires on Oct....

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