Republican Senator Tuberville says he will release some military holds -US media By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) speaks with reporters on the way to the Senate floor for a procedural vote regarding top military appointees at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2023. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville on Tuesday said he would lift his hold on some military promotions that he has been blocking for months, U.S. media reported.

Tuberville, who since February has refused to allow hundreds of U.S. military service members’ promotions be confirmed by the Senate to protest the Defense Department’s abortion policy, would still block four-star general promotions, media outlets including ABC and Politico reported.

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