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tritsofme

(17,359 posts)
7. My guess is that he was forced to limit holds to those nominees with some relevant role
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 02:40 PM
Dec 2023

in the “policy” he claims to oppose.

bluesbassman

(19,352 posts)
5. Tuberville needs to be censured for this.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 02:34 PM
Dec 2023

He also needs to be voted out next cycle. I know both are unlikely to happen, but still. Rotten POS.

OAITW r.2.0

(24,138 posts)
6. Monumental waste of time. Nothing gained or accomplished. Just delaying key nominations that made us
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 02:35 PM
Dec 2023

less secure. Thanks Tubby!

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
8. Well there's an angle the popular media seem to have missed
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 02:43 PM
Dec 2023

The media eagerly jump on any Democratic action as inimical to national security, but for some reason Sen. Tuberville's grandstanding hasn't drawn nearly the public approbation it should. The coverage (what little there has been) all focuses on Tommy's love for the unborn babies and the oh-my-stars scandal of the military paying transportation costs for its personnel to get health care services.

peggysue2

(10,817 posts)
9. Finally!
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 02:46 PM
Dec 2023

This was a shameful and dangerous act of obstruction by Tuberville to feed his own ego while bending the knee to Trump and his enablers.

The man has no business being in the Senate. Just another sedition weasel.

underpants

(182,497 posts)
12. Link - not lifting hold on 4 Star Generals
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 03:07 PM
Dec 2023

Sen. Tuberville drops his months-long hold on military promotions

https://www.npr.org/2023/12/05/1217372211/sen-tuberville-drops-his-months-long-hold-on-military-promotions

Tuberville told reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday that he will drop the hold on all promotions except those for Four Star generals. Tuberville has been blocking promotions since February creating a backlog that has grown to more than 350.

shrike3

(3,456 posts)
14. Somebody has pictures.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 04:36 PM
Dec 2023

That's a joke, I have no idea why Tuberville suddenly decided to release his hold on nominees.

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