image
image
10 October, 2023

Playing Politics with Security: MAGA Republicans Block Military Nominees

icon Hamas,Israel,Tuberville
MAGA Republicans block military promotions and State Department appointments

Hamas' attack on Israel highlights highlight how badly MAGA blocking military promotions and diplomatic assignments hurt American security.

"America’s adversaries who seize on apparent U.S. weakness could benefit from the blockade of nonpartisan diplomats", warned Secretary of State Antony Blinken in June 2023.

"It strains credulity that some of the members of Congress calling most loudly on outcompeting our rivals but at the same time are tying our hands behind our back. We cannot and we must not let this become the new normal." -NBC News

Meet four MAGA Republicans playing politics with American defense and some of the appointments they have blocked with this interactive relationship map. Click on any person for more details.

MAGA Republicans play politics with American defense.

Tuberville Draws Fire For Holding Hundreds Of Military Promotions ‘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."

"… 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.” - HuffPost

Tommy Tuberville useful idiot helps Putin and China

Ted Cruz holds key diplomatic nominations hostage

The U.S. does not have a Senate-confirmed ambassador to Israel or Egypt, the two countries that border the Gaza Strip. The nominees for U.S. ambassador to Oman and Kuwait are similarly waiting for confirmation, as is the State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has held up several of the Middle East nominations. - Letters From An American - Heather Richardson

MAGA Republians are holding up State Department nominees. The Senate’s push to confirm nominees to critical diplomatic positions has ground to a halt over objections from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who is holding up all State Department nominees.

Among those being blocked are Brett Holmgren, awaiting confirmation as assistant secretary of State for intelligence, and Daniel Kritenbrink, tapped for assistant secretary overseeing East Asia and Pacific affairs. Two undersecretaries — some of the most senior roles in the department are also being held up, including one that oversees human rights and democracy. - NBC News

Veteran’s group calls out Rick Scott

The delays, which have gone on for months, relate to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama and his protest over the Pentagon’s abortion travel policy. Scott joined 11 of his GOP Senate colleagues back in March in penning a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, blasting the decision announced last October by the Pentagon to reimburse service members who must travel to obtain an abortion. - Florida Phoenix

  • James O’Brien, who would serve as the State Department’s sanctions coordinator
  • C.S. Eliot Kang, who would serve as assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation
  • Julieta Valls Noyes, who would serve as assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

TakeAway: Call out the MAGA Republicans playing politics with American security and our ability to support our allies like Israel and Ukraine.

Deepak
DemLabs

This Relationship Map can be freely shared with this link https://embed.kumu.io/d1a886b616b9744184430ad06cc94e41

DISCLAIMER: ALTHOUGH THE DATA FOUND IN THIS BLOG AND INFOGRAPHIC HAS BEEN PRODUCED AND PROCESSED FROM SOURCES BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CAN BE MADE REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO ANY USES OF THE INFORMATION WHETHER ISOLATED OR AGGREGATE USES THEREOF.

‘wannabe dictator’

Retiring chair of joint chiefs of staff commented ‘We take an oath to the constitution’ not ‘to a wannabe dictator’. “We don’t take an oath to an individual. We take an oath to the constitution, and we take an oath to the idea that is America, and we’re willing to die to protect it. We don’t take an oath to an individual. We take an oath to the constitution, and we take an oath to the idea that is America, and we’re willing to die to protect it.” -  The Guardian

Read more

Trump attacks American military
case study image
14 Jun’ 2024

Stop the Sale of Bump Stocks: Sign this Sandy Hook Promise Petition

When a bump stock is added to a certain semiautomatic rifle, the weapon can fire multiple shots with the single pull of a trigger – allowing...

case study image
14 Jun’ 2024

MAGA Justices ban abortions but approve machine guns? We map the potential carnage.

"Supreme Court just effectively legalized machine guns" "MAGA Justices on the Supreme Court approve bump stocks that allow semiautomatic rifles to fire hundreds of bullets a...

case study image
14 Jun’ 2024

Billionaire packed Supreme Court rules for Howard Schultz, Starbucks union-busting billionaire owner

"Supreme Court, in Starbucks Ruling, Curbs Labor Regulator’s Authority" "The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Starbucks in a challenge against a labor ruling by a...

case study image
13 Jun’ 2024

Top 12 Luxury Getaways For MAGA Supreme Court Justices, courtesy billionaires

"Harlan Crow Provided Clarence Thomas at Least 3 Previously Undisclosed Private Jet Trips" You've had a hard day at work: Overturning abortion rights. Comforting insurrectionists. Suppressing...

case study image
8 Jun’ 2024

FREE Abortion Ban Gaslighting Detector

Are you being gaslit? Tricked into believing that losing your freedoms is for your benefit? Gaslighting  is psychological abuse to trick someone into questioning their sanity and...

case study image
7 Jun’ 2024

MAGA Supreme Court Six Pack Of Corruption: Follow the money

Another Supreme Court ethics scandal... Thomas acknowledges more travel paid for by Harlan Crow... six-figure book paymentsClarence Thomas Acknowledges Taking Lavish Trips Paid For By Republican...