When a man who never served in the military a day in his life can bottleneck the functioning of the most powerful fighting force in the world, in order to make a feckless show of power and fundraise off of his MAGA constituents, we have surely reached the bottom. And don’t forget, Tommy Tuberville is also the guy who didn’t know what the three branches of government are in this country. Remember that fiasco?
Tammy Duckworth is on the opposite end of the spectrum from Tommy Tuberville. She did serve in the military and was egregiously wounded doing so. She then went on to serve in the Senate and she got there with a lot more credentials than having coached college kids running around a field with a pigskin ball.
Duckworth lets Tuberville have it, for being disingenuous and dishonest.
She is not the only vet who is fed up. Not by a long shot.
That last sentence in the spot was of particular interest. Punchbowl News reported this week, “Tuberville insists he’s not under any pressure from GOP colleagues to cave,” and when NBC News asked the senator on Tuesday whether he’s faced any pressure from fellow Republicans to drop his hold on military promotions, he replied, “No. Zero.”
With VoteVets’ message in mind, if “not one Republican in Congress will stand up to him and let our troops keep us safe,” then this fiasco isn’t simply about one misguided senator; it’s the Senate GOP conference that will share the blame.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stressed the same point on the chamber floor yesterday. “Very simply, the onus is on Republican senators to prevail on Sen. Tuberville and get him to back off his reckless pursuit. That is the crux of the matter,” the New York Democrat said. “It’s on the backs of his Republican colleagues to get Sen. Tuberville to back off. It’s hurting our military security. It’s dangerous, unprecedented, and they have the power and the ability to stop him from doing it.”
This is your GOP in action, hurting the country just because they can. I don’t even want to think what will happen if they regain the Senate in 2024.
And when I contemplate that Doug Jones was representing the State of Alabama before this bum Tuberville got elected, I seriously want to weep.
Politico reports that Mitch McConnell said he “doesn’t approve” of Tuberville’s tactics — but you don’t see him telling Tuberville to stand down, now do you?
We all understand political gamesmanship. The problem is when the need to stick it to the libs supersedes the need to keep the nation safe, funded and functioning. That’s the problem with this iteration of the GOP. They don’t know when to quit. Maybe it’s time for their non-MAGA constituents to quit them.