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The U.S. Senate has been given an opportunity to carefully scrutinize – and weed out – military officers President Biden proposes to promote, evidently because of their commitment to his cultural Marxist transformation of the armed forces rather than their records as warriors.

The man responsible for preventing the Senate from simply rubber-stamping such officers’ promotions is Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville. He was initially moved to place “holds” on the approval of flag and general officer promotions out of concern over illegal Defense Department policies on federal funding of abortion-related expenses. But, it turns out that over three dozen of those whose nominations have been delayed as a result of the Senator’s holds have problematic records with respect to policies calculated to divide and conquer the U.S. military like: critical race theory indoctrination; diversity, equity and inclusion quotas, instead of merit-based promotions; the LGBTQ+ agenda; transgender accommodations; and “climate change” as the greatest threat we face. (See examples of such officers here.*)

Senator Tuberville has been relentlessly attacked by the Biden administration, a number of military families, the media and even some of his Republican colleagues for allegedly jeopardizing readiness and national security. Of course, if those priorities were actually imperiled, the Pentagon could permanently have rescinded its policy on funding travel and other expenses that have, in practice, only been tapped by a small number of pregnant women in uniform. Alternatively, non-governmental funding could be used.

Instead, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Team Biden have chosen to turn a legitimate disagreement about an existing prohibition on federal funding of abortion into an impasse they have exploited to impugn not just Senator Tuberville but the Republican Party’s historic record of support for the military.

Even worse, Sen. Schumer is hoping to entice GOP Senators to join him in changing the Senate’s rules in order not only to break “Coach” Tuberville’s hold but to create a precedent that would diminish – as a practical matter, permanently – the minority’s rights to deliberate on individual nominations and bills.

Please urge your Senators to stand with Senator Tuberville in opposing the promotion of officers who support cultural Marxist policies and thus send a signal that you want a restoration of the U.S. military’s traditions and values, not its fundamental transformation and inevitable destruction.

*"The Senate Should Not Confirm These Nominees Regardless of DOD Policy Changes," September 27, 2023, Citizens for Renewing America, https://citizensrenewingamerica.com/issues/the-senate-should-not-confirm-these-nominees-regardless-of-dod-policy-changes/

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