In an interview this week on "1819 News: The Podcast," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) weighed in on the support he has received from Alabamians over his ongoing holds on military confirmations over the Department of Defense's (DoD) rule on funding certain costs for out-of-state abortions for service members and their dependents.
Host Bryan Dawson pointed out that Tuberville got a two-minute standing ovation from the crowd at the ALGOP's annual summer dinner, which former President Donald Trump headlined.
The former Auburn football coach said it was "always good" to have the support from those he represents and argued it was "rare" for those in Washington, D.C., to vote for the constituents over their own beliefs.
"I came up here to represent the people of Alabama, and that's what I'm doing," Tuberville outlined. "I love this country. People say I'm against the military - there's nobody stronger for the military than I am. My dad was career military. I'm a believer in a strong, well-trained, hard-nosed military, and there's no way around that."
"So, that being said, I'm voting for the people of Alabama, and I'm going to stand up for what I believe is right when it comes to the right to life and a lot of the things that go along with it," he added.
Tuberville said Democrats were pushing abortion on demand "to the extreme" and added, "I'm not going to allow that to happen unless they vote on it like they did in 1985."
"Now, if you want to vote on it, I'm fine with that," he stated. "But they don't want to vote because they know it won't pass because they'll have to have a lot of bad votes for some of their constituents."
The senator warned that a lot of the general and admiral promotions being held up were "woke" and "probably don't need to be in the military."
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