Biden’s choose as high US commander could possibly be delayed by senator’s blockade By Reuters


© Reuters. U.S. Air Power Gen. Charles Brown, Jr. stands by as U.S. President Joe Biden nominates Brown to function the following chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers throughout an occasion within the Rose Backyard on the White Home in Washington, U.S., Could 25, 2023. REUTERS/Evelyn


By Patricia Zengerle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican senator’s maintain on army nominations will apply to Democratic President Joe Biden’s number of Air Power chief Common Charles Q. Brown because the nation’s high army officer, who was chosen amid mounting U.S. concern over safety threats from Russia and China.

A spokesman for Senator Tommy Tuberville stated Brown’s nomination can be affected as a result of the maintain applies to all high-level promotions.

Tuberville has blocked greater than 150 army nominations from transferring ahead for months as a result of he believes the Pentagon is wrongly utilizing authorities funding to cowl journey prices for abortions for service members and their dependents.

After the U.S. Supreme Courtroom final yr overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling recognizing a constitutional proper to abortion, the Pentagon stated it might cowl journey prices for service members searching for abortions and as much as 21 days off.

A number of states have restricted abortion entry since Roe v. Wade was overturned, and the army argues that girls service members can’t select the place they’re stationed.

The Senate’s approval of army promotions is often easy, with lawmakers agreeing to allow them to go forward shortly. Tuberville’s maintain can’t stop the Democratic-majority Senate from voting on any promotion, however it could drastically decelerate the method.

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