"Tuberville Draws Fire For Holding Hundreds Of Military Promotions ‘Hostage’ Over Abortion" - HuffPo
"Tuberville has for months refused to support about 200 promotions for military officers over a Pentagon policy that provides travel reimbursements and leave for service members to seek abortions out-of-state, which was updated after the Supreme Court voted to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade.
There’s a process that can change that policy,” said Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-WI), a member of the , ” pointing to the National Defense Authorization Act, which is set by Congress each year. “But instead he’s holding out the promotions of hundreds of generals hostage and these are people who are going to be you know, the general in charge of all logistics for the army. … He’s really putting our national security at risk for his personal social agenda.” - HuffPo
Who are some of the military officers whose promotions have been taken hostage? What ransom is Tuberville demanding? What have other MAGA Republicans said about the U.S. Armed services? Use this relationship map created with the free Kumu app and data from U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services.
Respect their service
They sacrifice for America
"Our Service members and their families do not control where they are stationed, and due to the nature of military service, are frequently required to travel or move to meet operational requirements. The efforts taken by the Department today will not only ensure that Service members and their families are afforded time and flexibility to make private health care decisions, but will also ensure Service members are able to access non-covered reproductive health care regardless of where they are stationed." - U.S. Department of Defense
Respect women in military
"The Pentagon announced its updated policies in February, saying it would pay for service members to travel out-of-state for abortion care and provide up to three weeks of administrative leave. Austin has defended the policy, saying thousands of women in the military are required to live in areas that have limitations on reproductive health care." - HuffPo
Promotions held hostage
"Tuberville has for months refused to support about 200 promotions for military officers over a Pentagon policy that provides travel reimbursements and leave for service members to seek abortions out-of-state, which was updated after the Supreme Court voted to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade.The GOP senator has called on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to rescind the effort, pledging to stand in the way of the usual unanimous consent process to approve military promotions..." - HuffPost
TakeAway: Honor the service of the men and women in uniform. They are being asked to die to protect America, and at the least deserve healthcare. Release their promotions that MAGA Republicans have taken hostage.
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