July 24, 2023

Republicans Working to Block Biden's Efforts in Washington

Two Republican senators are working to block Biden's efforts in Washington as a strategy for change in the capital.

Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and Rand Paul (R-KY) are continuing separate actions to stop the Biden administration's plans.

"This is a taxpayer-funded abortion that nobody, I mean nobody, voted for in this building or the other end of the building," Tuberville said on the Senate floor this week.

"Democrats say my hold is unprecedented. Well, I will say this — their abortion policy is unprecedented," he added.

Tuberville has used the issue as a reason to block Pentagon promotions since February.

Paul has blocked nominations in order to get records related to COVID-19.

“I continue to try to extract these records. We’ve only gotten important records through whistleblowers and leaks. There have been no records turned over by the Biden Administration,” Paul said.

“For three years, I keep asking for records. And when they finally send records, they send records that aren’t pertinent to the investigation," he added.

So far, both senators have been successful in blocking Biden's efforts but have not succeeded in obtaining the results they want. For Tuberville, he is seeking an end to taxpayer-funded abortions in the military. Paul is seeking records related to COVID-19 that have been held by the government.

The strategy is a controversial one as the blocks end up hurting people directly involved in the Biden administration's controversy. The strategy could potentially also decrease military readiness as leadership positions remain unfilled due to Tuberville's move that could force the Biden administration to offer some concessions.

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