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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Republican Senators To Stand Up Against Senator Tuberville’s Reckless Hold On Military Promotions

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor about the dangers of Senator Tuberville’s (R-AL) hold on military promotions, restating that the onus is on Senate Republicans to get Sen. Tuberville to back off his reckless hold. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

I want to reiterate a point I made yesterday about Senator Tuberville’s military holds.

The bottom line is very, very simple: Republican leaders and many of Senator Tuberville’s Republican colleagues oppose what Senator Tuberville is doing because it puts at such serious risk our military preparedness, our military security, our national security.

Very simply, the onus is on Republican senators to prevail on Senator Tuberville and get him to back off his reckless pursuit. That is the crux of the matter. It’s on the backs of his Republican colleagues to get Senator Tuberville to back off. It's hurting our military security. It's dangerous, unprecedented, and they have the power and the ability to stop him from doing it.