D.C. political class’s phony outrage about military readiness

Democrats and weak Republicans have launched a series of attacks against Sen. Tommy Tuberville in recent weeks for forcing individual votes on President Biden’s military appointees in protest of the Pentagon’s abortion policy.

Tuberville — who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee — has been slowing down military personnel moves that require Senate confirmation to protest the Pentagon’s use of taxpayer money to cover service members’ travel expenses to get abortions.

To be clear, Tuberville is not blocking votes, but is forcing the Armed Services Committee to vote on each nomination individually rather than voting “en masse on large numbers of nominations.”

Central to Democrats’ dishonest attacks is the assertion by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, a Biden appointee, that Tuberville’s hold could impact military readiness and “America’s national security.”

Without missing a beat, congressional Democrats and their allies in regime-approved media jumped into action, relentlessly bashing the Alabama senator for fighting to reverse a policy a majority of Americans oppose. “Tommy Tuberville’s reckless blockade is the real threat to military readiness,” a July MSNBC headline blared.

But all this feigned outrage raises the obvious question: If “military readiness” is such a major concern, where were these same people when the Pentagon was kicking out service members for refusing the experimental (and risky) Covid shot?

For well over a year, the Austin-led Department of Defense (DOD) purged over 8,400 healthy service members from its ranks for choosing not to comply with the Biden regime’s compulsory Covid vaccination requirement.

On top of that, the vast majority of service members who sought a medical or religious exemption from the mandate had their accommodations denied.

Even more infuriating about the Pentagon’s mistreatment of our nation’s finest is that the agency can’t even claim its Covid policies made a difference in stopping the spread of the virus or keeping service members healthy.  . . .

. . . . The Washington, D.C. political class’s phony outrage about military readiness and national security is really about advancing a politically convenient narrative and expanding taxpayer-funded abortion.

When our service members needed their support the most and military readiness was actually at risk, they were nowhere to be found. . . . . (read all on The Federalist)

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