Tuberville Hints at Drop of Blockade by End of Year

November 30, 2023

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) told Politico Wednesday that he may “soon” drop his months-long hold on as many as 450 military nominations.

He is discussing options to head off a Democratic-led resolution that would temporarily change the rules to allow for the nominations to come to the floor in batches. Senate Republicans believe there are enough votes to force that rules change, Politico reported.

“Trying to get some kind of resolution before we get home for Christmas; we’ve got a couple of weeks,” Tuberville said. “We’ve got to do this the right way. It’s been 10 months. I want to get this over with too, if we do it the right way.”

Tuberville has been protesting the Pentagon’s policy of providing time off and travel reimbursement for service members who need to leave the state for abortion care.

AP photo by J. Scott Applewhite

November 30, 2023

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