We have to give it up to Tommy Tuberville for doing the seemingly impossible: He has made Ron Johnson seem intelligent and of sound judgement, by comparison. RoJo held the title of Dumbest Senator for many a year, but along comes Tuberville and topples him easily.
It’s not just Tuberville’s intellect which is lacking, his morality is non-existent. He’s actually putting national security at risk in order to play out an agenda of culture war petty vindictiveness.
The Marines are without a leader for the first time in over 100 years. This is an outrage and the Lincoln Project weighs in on it.
The Lincoln Project says:
It will run on Fox and Friends in Washington, DC, Quantico, VA, and Birmingham, Alabama. It will also run digitally, targeting Capitol Hill offices, the Pentagon, and the following Marine bases: 29 Palms, Quantico, Camp Lejeune, Camp Smedley D. Butler (Okinawa), and Camp Pendleton (San Diego).
“Tommy Tuberville is a small man with a big mouth and an embarrassment to the people of Alabama and the United States,” said Rick Wilson, co-founder of the Lincoln Project. “Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower are rolling over in their graves and Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi is laughing out loud as Tuberville insults the service of U.S. Marines, living and dead, with his petty political extortion. He’s not standing on principle; he’s actively siding with America’s enemies.”
And it doesn’t stop here, unfortunately. Unless Republican leadership does something, the Army, Navy, and the Joint Chiefs will be in the same situation in a matter of weeks, according to Politico:
Biden made public what the administration has been saying behind the scenes: The White House and the Pentagon have no plans to concede to Tuberville’s demand that the administration scrap the policy unless it’s codified into law. Instead, Biden’s team is letting Senate Republicans take the heat for Tuberville’s stance, according to a Defense Department official and Democratic lawmakers.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke by phone with Tuberville about the hold Thursday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the senator. Tuberville initially declined a request for the meeting from Austin’s office, saying he was too busy, according to the DOD official, who was granted anonymity to discuss a sensitive issue.
“Coach said he’s grateful for the cordial and productive conversation and looks forward to continuing dialogue in the near future,” according to the spokesperson, Hannah Eddins, referring to Tuberville, a former coach at Auburn University.
Dear God. He thinks he’s still coaching a ballgame. And he’s too busy to talk to the Secretary of Defense. The man is clueless. Liz Cheney was right, the problem is we’re electing idiots. Tuberville is the poster child.