MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) State Executive Committee passed a resolution on Saturday, condemning President Joe Biden and supporting U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) in the ongoing fight between the two over military-funded abortions.

For months, Tuberville has used his position on the Senate Armed Services Committee, responsible for voting on Department of Defense (DOD) nominees, to halt the DOD appointments.

The blocking began after Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin sent a memo decrying the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

Austin also sent a memo saying the DOD would allow pregnant servicewomen to take leave to travel out of state for an abortion if they cannot legally have the procedure in the state where they are stationed. The DOD policy gives women up to three weeks of administrative leave and transportation allowances to receive abortions in different states.

Tuberville and others have speculated that the policy directly flies in the face of the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funds from being used to fund abortions.

His blockade drew the ire of federal lawmakers and Biden himself.

ALGOP's resolution condemns the Biden administration, saying it Biden administration has "gone against the principles of the Hyde Amendment."

"[T]he Alabama Republican Party calls on the Biden administration to reverse the policy of using taxpayer money to fund abortion related expenses against the will of the people, and thanks Senator Tommy Tuberville for his stand against this flawed policy," the resolution read.

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