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    Republican Senator Should Drop His ‘Irresponsible’ Protest and OK Military Nominees, Biden Says

    Republican Senator Should Drop His ‘Irresponsible' Protest and OK Military Nominees, Biden Says

    HELSINKI — President Joe Biden on Thursday said it is “irresponsible” of a Republican senator from Alabama to block confirmation of officers in protest of a Defense Department policy that pays for travel when a service member has to go out of state to get an abortion or reproductive care.

    “He's jeopardizing U.S. security by what he's doing,” Biden said of Sen. Tommy Tuberville. “It's just totally irresponsible in my view.”

    More than 260 nominations are stalled by Tuberville, including Biden's pick for the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff, America's top military officer. The U.S. Marine Corps is currently without a confirmed leader for the first time in a century because of the block. It also affects scores of one-, two- and three-star officers who are assigned to new commands.

    “I'd be willing to talk to him if I thought there was any possibility of changing his ridiculous position,” Biden said during a press conference with the president of Finland. Biden traveled to Finland as a show of support for the new member, following the NATO summit in Lithuania this week.

    “The idea that we're injecting into fundamental foreign policy decisions what, in fact, is a domestic social debate on social issues is bizarre,” Biden said.

    The block also affects the families of nominees, who usually relocate over the summer to their new military communities so school-age children can get…

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