Allred Statement on Cruz Vote to Support Tommy Tuberville’s Blockade of Military Leadership Nominations

Dallas, TX — Congressman Colin Allred released the following statement on Ted Cruz’s vote in the Senate Rules Committee today to support Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s blockade of hundreds of military leadership nominees:

“By joining Tommy Tuberville and this small group of extremists putting cynical partisan politics ahead of our military readiness, Ted Cruz has once again betrayed Texans. His extreme partisanship is hurting our service members and their families, and putting our national security at risk. We can’t afford six more years of Ted Cruz in the Senate.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today called the Cruz-Tuberville blockade “dangerous” and another fellow Republican Senator has said this blockade is “a national security suicide mission.” The Associated Press reports that “Senior military officials have warned repeatedly that the situation threatens readiness and national security.

Last month, the National Military Family Association wrote that “Each day that these senior officers are prevented from fulfilling their roles adds to the risk, stress, and uncertainty for military families. The effects of this holdup are broader than just the nominations themselves – with each nomination are military families navigating stalled moves, military kids unable to settle into new schools, military spouses unable to look for new jobs, and the next generation of service members are watching.”

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