MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace appeared visibly shocked by what she described as the newest show of ignorance from Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) as he continues to dam army promotions within the Senate in protest of the Pentagon’s abortion insurance policies.
Tuberville instructed reporters on Tuesday that he was positive that Joint Chiefs of Employees Chairman Mark Milley would stay within the position, even after his official Oct. 1 departure date, till a substitute was named.
“I’ll name Milley and want him good luck, however I don’t know whether or not he’ll go anyplace till they get any person confirmed,” mentioned the Alabama Republican.
The reporters defined that Milley was required to depart by regulation.
“He has to depart?” Tuberville requested. “He’s out. We’ll get any person else to do the job. However hopefully, it’s executed by then.”
Wallace couldn’t imagine the change.
“Hopefully what’s executed? You’re the issue,” she mentioned on Tuesday.
Tuberville has singlehandedly been blocking army nominations and promotions from advancing within the Senate for months, resulting in a backlog of tons of. He says he’s doing so to protest the Protection Division’s coverage of permitting service members to take time without work to hunt abortion care in states the place it’s accessible.
Tuesday’s change was simply “one other layer of Tuberville’s profound and embarrassing ignorance in regards to the U.S. army,” Wallace mentioned.