After months of pressure and ridicule, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is still standing firm in his efforts to hold up over 200 military promotions due to the Department of Defense's abortion policy — an action that President Joe Biden recently called "bizarre."
Biden made his comments during a fundraiser in California, according to The Hill, where he referred to Tuberville simply as a "former football coach from Alabama."
"It's bizarre, I don't remember it happening before," Biden said of the holds. "I know I don't look like I've been around, but I've been around a long time."
Tuberville first placed the hold on promotions in February over the DoD's "unlawful" abortion policy that uses taxpayer funds to cover the costs of abortion for servicewomen who cross state lines to get an abortion.
"What is actually bizarre is Joe Biden's obsession with making taxpayers pay for abortion without Congress ever taking a vote," Tuberville tweeted in response to Biden's comment. "It's bizarre, and it's wrong.
What is actually bizarre is Joe Biden's obsession with making taxpayers pay for abortion without Congress ever taking a vote.— Coach Tommy Tuberville (@SenTuberville) June 20, 2023
It’s bizarre and it’s wrong.https://t.co/i9mMjn6wAA
Last week, Biden's press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also criticized Tuberville for his continued promotion blockade, calling him "shameful" and accusing him of threatening national security.
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