Veterans Group Takes Aim at Republican in New Ad

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( – VoteVets, a liberal veterans non-profit and political action committee, recently put out a new ad targeting Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) who has been holding up the appointment of over 300 senior military officers in protest over the Department of Defense’s abortion policy.

The ad, which was released on Tuesday, was set to be aired across the country and it says during the 30-second spot that Tuberville’s decision is putting national security at risk and strengthening dictators. The video uses black-and-white footage and an old-school 50s style in order to pay homage to past military commercials.

In the video, images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin are shown as the narrator claims that these dictators are pleased with the work that Tuberville is doing for them.

While Tuberville is the main Republican attacked in the video, the ad also features an attack on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and those Republicans who are allied with Tuberville over their decision to not force the Senator to stop holding up military promotions.

Since June, the group has released a number of ads attacking Tuberville, with many of them including clips of congress members and veterans who have denounced the holdup and have pointed out that it puts the country at risk.

Tuberville has been under increasing pressure for months to end his protest due to the fact that he has held up Senate confirmation for leaders in the Navy, Marines, and Army.

On September 22, it was revealed that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer moved to fill three top military positions on a one-on-one basis. The Senate confirmed servicemembers for the positions of Army chief of staff, Marine Corps commandant, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It’s unclear if other servicemembers will be confirmed in this way, as Tuberville is still blocking the ability to fast-track appointments. According to The Hill, Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) told reporters that tackling every appointment one-on-one would eat up over 100 days for the Senate and that it is not a viable long-term solution.

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