House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said Sunday that Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) blanket hold on military nominations and senior promotions is “paralyzing the Department of Defense,” as AP reported.

“The idea that one man in the Senate can hold this up for months, I understand maybe promotions, but nominations,” McCaul said Sunday on CNN. “I think that is a national security problem and a national security issue. And I really wish he would reconsider this.”

It’s probably the boldest challenge yet from a fellow Republican to Tuberville, who has placed the blanket hold in protest of DOD’s abortion access policy.

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