An Arkansas Air National Guard Commander resigning recently over the Biden administration's military abortion travel stance is another example of "good people" leaving the military over social justice policies, according to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).
On December 18, Colonel Dillon R. Patterson, Commander of the 188th Wing, announced his voluntary resignation from command of the 188th Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard due to the Department of Defense requiring commanding officers to approve requested abortion leave to other states with lax abortion laws.
Tuberville held up approval of military nominees in one block for over nine months until early December in protest of the Biden administration's policy of funding abortion-related expenses for service members to travel to other states to procure abortions if their state of residence has legal restrictions.
Tuberville said on Toddcast with Todd Starnes on Friday that Patterson's career was another casualty of the military's social justice policies.
"Well, Joe Biden hasn't gone by the Constitution, he's broken the law ever since he's been in, you know, whether it's the border, whether it's paying taxpayer money for anything to do with abortion. You know, everything that they've done, they've broken the law. Well, we're ruining our military, you know, and I saw it as I had this hold (on) around 400 promotions for Generals and Admirals. Now, I don't want to get in the way of people doing their job, but I saw the things and I've seen the things that they're teaching in the military. I've seen the abortion policy being put in and you're gonna have good people like this General get out. I had a Marine last week, I ran into him as I was out on the trail going to different places in Alabama and he said, 'Coach, 22 years (as a) Marine, I've finally decided I had to get out. They're ruining our military, the things that they are teaching... they're not going by merit. It's all about promotions without merit. It's about how long you've been here. Do you believe in the same things some of these woke socialists believe in?' He said, 'Now, I was in 22 years, deployed twice. I've got two teenagers and if we had a war today and if they said my kids had to go to war, I'd move to a different country.' We are not prepared to fight a fight with the military we have today because we're worried about social justice," Tuberville said.
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