The leader can only be approved by the Senate, but the Alabama Republican senator bans it, in protest of the Department of Defense’s existing abortion subsidies.

A Republican senator is blocking military appointments, and since the term of the former US Navy commander, Adm. Mike Gilday, expires on Monday, three branches of the US military (in addition to the Navy, Army and Marines) will continue to operate without a Senate-approved leader.

the Reuters that He writesThere has never been an example of this in the US Army before.

Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has already vetoed more than a hundred military appointments because he disagrees with Secretary Lloyd Austin’s decision to provide travel assistance to Alabama military personnel and their families for out-of-state abortions. Abortion after the abolition of the constitutional right to abortion.

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By the way, Joe Biden appointed Admiral Lisa Franchetti to head the Navy. If the Senate approves this, it will also have historical significance, since in this case Franchitti will be the first woman, not only in the position of chief of the Navy, but also of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Admiral Lisa Franchitti during a tour of the Marine Corps Base in Oahu, Hawaii on December 13, 2022.


Until appointed, Franchitti will command the Navy in an acting capacity.

Tuberville can only slow down Franchetti’s appointment, but not prevent it, since the Democrats hold the majority in the Senate.


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