The issue of Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) blockade on military nominations “will be resolved soon,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Monday in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt.
As The Hill reported, Cruz acknowledged the blockade is having “real and negative consequences” for the individuals being held back and for readiness. He said he has had multiple conversations with Tuberville about the issue, which is starting to cause tension among Senate Republicans.
Democrats are pushing a temporary change to the Senate rules that would allow the nominations to be considered in groups, but they’d need at least some Republican support to pass that.
“I believe this issue will get resolved. I don’t think the right resolution is a rules change,” Cruz said, saying Tuberville and their Republican colleagues “will find a course of action that allows the military promotions that need to happen to go forward but that also allows Tommy to continue to fight, and fight valiantly, for the unborn.”
Tuberville’s blockade is in protest of the Pentagon’s abortion access policy.
Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Booker Thomas