5 GOP Senators Betray Tuberville’s Abortion Battle With Pentagon

Defiant Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-AL) one-man protest against the woke Pentagon now faces resistance from within his own party. Five GOP senators went on record Wednesday blasting their colleague’s stand against using taxpayer money for abortion.

The group was led by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), who claimed to be “as pro-life as they come.” He further said he agreed with Tuberville that the Pentagon and Biden administration have politicized the military through its abortion policy.

He even called that policy “illegal.”

Yet Sullivan criticized Tuberville for fighting with the armed forces and holding up promotions to make his point. He was joined by Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Todd Young (R-IN) and Mitt Romney (R-UT).

It was February when Biden’s Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, announced the new Pentagon policy concerning abortion. He said the nation’s military will fund travel for service members and their dependents to have abortions performed.

This, however, meant using taxpayer dollars to end the lives of unborn children.

And this was when Tuberville decided to act.

As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Alabama conservative used his position to hold up what were normally rapid military promotions needing Senate confirmation. Each nominee must now be considered individually rather than in a group decision.

Even as five colleagues turn on him and Democrats consider a rule change to circumvent his protest, Tuberville said this week that he will not back down.

These Republicans along with pro-abortion Democrats and independent Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona plan to introduce a change with the Senate Rules Committee.

If approved, it would permit the promotions of a batch of nominees through next year.

But Tuberville told Fox News Digital it will take nine Republicans to walk over to the Democratic side and change the rule to allow the promotions. “I’m trying to keep the White House from playing dictator along with the Pentagon.”

He called abortion the nation’s top social issue and declared the American people have a voice in the controversial decision.

The Defense Department policy was a reaction to last year’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. This resulted in many states enacting the will of the voters through laws restricting or banning the ending of the lives of unborn babies.