WATCH: Spanberger Warns Tuberville is Jeopardizing America’s National Security, Stands Up for Virginia Servicemembers
The Congresswoman Represents Marine Corps Base Quantico
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today continued to speak out against U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville’s (R-AL) hold on military promotions, which is impacting every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
During an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Spanberger — who represents Marine Corps Base Quantico — reacted to Senator Tuberville causing the U.S. Marine Corps to be without a confirmed Commandant for the first time since before the Civil War. Additionally, she expressed deep concerns following U.S. Air Force Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr. warning that Tuberville’s hold on nominations will impact recruitment.
“I represent Quantico. I represent thousands of members of the U.S. Marine Corps, thousands of active duty servicemembers, as well as tens of thousands of Veterans across Virginia’s Seventh District,” said Spanberger. “What this one Senator is doing and has been able to do is just absolutely unthinkable and irresponsible — and we heard General Brown use the phrase ‘We have to mitigate the challenges.’ The fact that we have military leaders mitigating the challenges posed by one single Senator — when we have challenges they should be focused on mitigating in the form of our adversaries throughout the world — and they’re mitigating the challenges created by one man is unbelievable to me. It’s irresponsible, it’s outrageous, and it needs to stop. It is dangerous to our nation and our readiness.”
Click here to watch Spanberger’s full comments.