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Conservative Leaders: No Senate Rules Change – Stand With Sen. Tuberville

The Senate Rules Committee voted on Tuesday on a plan to allow consideration of about 350 pending nominations in a single parliamentary move, a dramatic change in precedent

for the upper chamber intended to break Senator Tommy Tuberville's filibuster of Biden's military abortion policy by holding up the promotion of Cultural Marxist flag officers.

As matters stand now the Senate could easily pass each of these promotions individually with 60 votes, a threshold even Sen. Tuberville’s critics admit they could easily achieve. The proposed Senate Rules changes would undo almost 250 years of congressional precedent designed to protect the rights of the minority party and set the stage for doing away with the filibuster entirely.

The Capitol Switchboard is (202-224-3121), call today and tell your Senators you want them to vote NO on the Senate Rules changes that take away the protections of the minority party’s right to have open debate on the floor of the Senate.


November 14, 2023

Washington, DC


Conservatives are proud to stand behind Sen. Tommy Tuberville in his fight to protect the lives of the unborn. For months, Sen. Tuberville has stood fearlessly and alone in protest of an illegal policy implemented by the Department of Defense (DOD) to pay for service member travel in order to obtain an abortion.


He has done so by objecting to the unanimous consent passage of military promotions, using the leverage granted to every single Senator to slow down these promotions in protest of the DOD’s illegal policy.


Sen. Tuberville’s stand is unique. When the DOD signaled they would implement this abortion travel policy, he warned them not to do it. DOD Secretary Lloyd Austin did it anyway. Yet instead of simply demanding a vote on legislation he knows will fail, Sen. Tuberville chose to maximize his leverage with a tactic that actually withholds something the White House wants.


To be clear, Sen. Tuberville is merely blocking the unanimous consent package of groups of these promotions – which Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer could still bring to the floor and vote on at any time. Schumer has chosen not to do so, which has resulted in a backlog of military promotions. (To hear more from Sen. Tuberville, watch his recent interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins.)


Sen. Tuberville has faced constant attacks by Democrats for his stand. But lately, he is coming under fire from some in his own party who are publicly attacking him for his tactic while offering no proposals of their own to credibly address DOD’s outrageous policy.


Even worse, there are some Senate Republicans who now want to unite with Senate Democrats to modify Senate procedures to strip every senator of the right to block the unanimous consent passage of military nominations and promotions. We strongly oppose this effort, which would further degrade the rights of elected senators. Moreover, because this Standing Order is only being proposed to block Sen. Tuberville’s efforts to respond to DOD’s abortion policy, we view a vote on this Standing Order as a proxy vote on the abortion policy itself.


Specifically, this Standing Order would allow any senator to proceed to up to two or more nominations or promotions at a time, with a single vote. While this sounds innocuous, this undercuts the efforts of conservative senators (the senators most willing to use their procedural rights to fight for just causes) to use their leverage to block or respond to efforts by the left.


Furthermore, this Standing Order has no limiting principle. It is not far-fetched to suggest that a process put in place to confirm “two or more” military nominations or promotions will then quickly turn into confirming ambassadors in large groups, then judges, and also combining large numbers of bills into one package, for one vote. This rapid devolution is exactly what we saw when the nuclear option was imposed on the Senate. The nuclear option – which eliminated the filibuster for nominations – was originally imposed for a select group of judicial and executive branch nominations. In under a decade, it expanded to cover nominations to the Supreme Court, Cabinet level officials, and even the post-cloture debate time on huge categories of nominations.

Rather than attacking Sen. Tuberville publicly over his tactic and threatening to join Democrats in changing the rules of the Senate, Senate Republicans should either back up their colleague, or propose a different solution to credibly fight this outrageous policy from Biden’s DOD.


It is rare to find true courage in Washington. It is even more uncommon to find sustained courage under pressure – but this defines Sen. Tuberville’s sustained fight for human dignity and pro-life values against a lawless and inhumane administration. We are proud to stand with Sen. Tuberville. We oppose any effort to undermine him by changing the Senate’s rules, and we urge all Senate Republicans to support him in opposing this the Biden administration’s blatant attack on life.


The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.

President

The Heritage Foundation

The Honorable Tony Perkins

President

Family Research Council

Rebecca Weber

CEO, Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC)


Ed Corrigan Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

Andy Roth

President State Freedom Caucus Network

The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Advancing American Freedom


Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Senior Legal Fellow

Conservative Partnership Institute


The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs, President Ronald Reagan


Lori Roman

President

ACRU Action Fund

David Bozell

President

ForAmerica

The Honorable David McIntosh

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Indiana


Alfred S. Regnery

President

Republic Book Publishers


L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

Marty Dannenfelser

Vice President for Government Relations & Coalitions, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)


Christina Murphy, Esq.

President

The Martin Foundation


Lourdes Cosio

Campaign for the American Future


Craig Shirley

Reagan Biographer

Presidential Historian


Kelly M. Kullberg

General Secretary, American Association of Evangelicals (AAE)


Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor

Kristen A. Ullman

President

Eagle Forum


The Honorable Gary L. Bauer

President

American Values


The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com


Sean Noble

President

American Encore


Grace-Marie Turner

Executive Director

Galen Institute

E. Paul Bigham

CEO

Bigham Agency


The Honorable Jason Rapert

President & CEO, National Association of Christian Lawmakers


Nancy Schulze

Founder, CEO

RCW Speakers

Peggy Dau Co Founder

NationsNet

Tom DeWeese

President

American Policy Center


The Honorable Peter J. Thomas

Chairman

The Conservative Caucus


Richard Manning

President

Americans for Limited Government


Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for Military Readiness

Dr. Paige Patterson

President

Sandy Creek Foundation

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis

President

60 Plus Association

Richard G. Scurry

Co-Founder

The Bible Literacy Project


Mike Davis

Founder & President

Article III Project

Walker Wildmon

CEO

AFA Action


Craig DeRoche CEO

Family Policy Alliance


Dr. Jim Garlow

CEO

Well Versed


Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO

TheTruthCentral.com


Ralph A. Rebandt II

President/Founder

Michigan Lighthouse Ministries

Craig Dance

President/CEO

Champion Coach Inc.


David N. Bossie

President

Citizens United

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute and Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013) Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund


Bob Carlstrom

President

AMAC Action

Thomas E. McClusky

Principal

Greenlight Strategies, LLC Mike Berry

General Counsel and Director of External Affairs, First Liberty Institute

Tom Jones

President

American Accountability Foundation

Terry Schilling

President

American Principles Project

William L. Walton

The Bill Walton Show

Resolute Protector Foundation

Chad Connelly

Founder and President

Faith Wins


The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Scott T. Parkinson


Myron Ebell

Senior Fellow

Competitive Enterprise Institute


Star Parker

President, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)

Rod D. Martin

Founder & CEO, Martin Capital, Inc.

Former Executive Committee Officer, Southern Baptist Convention

Guillermo J. Aragon

Chief Strategy Officer

Martin Capital, Inc.


Dr. Rick Scarborough

President

Recover America


Frank Pavone

National Director

Priests for Life

Trent England

Executive Director

Save Our States

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1988

Anne Schlafly

Chairman

Eagle Forum Mark Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising

Brian Rogers President The Jesse Helms Center


Eunie Smith

President

Eagle Forum of Alabama


Seton Motley

President

Less Government


Kimberly Good

President

KCG Investment


Willes K. Lee

Lieutenant Colonel

US Army (retired)

The Honorable Elias Coop-Gonzalez

Delegate

West Virginia House of Delegates


Kevin Freeman

Founder

NSIC Institute


Kristan Hawkins

President, Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action

Bishop E.W. Jackson, Sr.

Founder and President

STAND Foundation, Inc.

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund


Joan Holt Lindsey

President

Lindsey Communications


The Honorable Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.

Former Congress (2011-2017)

1st District of Kansas


James L. Martin

Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association


Allen J. Hebert

Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

Robert K. Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith


Jennifer Hawks

President

Palo Alto RWF

The Honorable Richard D. Hayes

State Representative

State of Texas

Rosemary Schindler Garlow

CEO

Schindler's Ark

Judson Phillips

Founder

Tea Party Nation


The Honorable Mike Hill

Former Member

Florida State House



  • Gen Charles "CQ" Brown Jr

  • American Accountability Foundation (AAF)

  • Joe Biden staff

  • Biden administration

  • Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • Gen. Mark Milley

  • diversity focused hiring

  • woke military

  • racial discrimination

  • Office of Air Force Inspector General complaint

  • Republican Senator Eric Schmitt

  • cultural Marxism

  • Senator Tommy Tuberville

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So we should support the circus known as the Republican Party? One senator wanting to brawl with the union leader--with senile Bernie Sanders as the would-be voice of reason. Former Speaker McCarthy's clown show. The Matt Gaetz show. On and on it goes.


The GOP is a total embarrassment. Support them? Why, Mr. V. . . . ?

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