That’s too much for Senator Kirsten Cinema. The traditional standout areas of cinema are 1) the attention-grabbing display of arrogance and 2) his libertarian bipartisan cringe blah blah blah. she’s doing a good job of combining both tries to insert herself In the ongoing drama of Alabama Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville’s grip on all military promotions, that has left a shortage of Senate-confirmed leaders in the three branches of the military.

In response to the state’s abortion restrictions, the Pentagon initiated a policy paying for service members and their family members to travel out of state to obtain abortion care. Tuberville doesn’t like this, so he is stopping all military promotions and says he will continue to do so until the Pentagon relents. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and several retired generals have said that it is undermining military preparedness, Tuberville’s position is that a single senator should be able to micro-manage the decisions of even the largest federal agency. The idea of ​​cinema – of course – is that this situation requires the compromises it makes.

“I know Koch doesn’t want to undermine the preparedness of our United States military,” Cinema said when asked about the situation at a recent meeting of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the recording of which was obtained by NBC News ” In that case, one solution would be for the “coach” (gag) to stop undermining the preparedness of our United States military, but this is not Cinema’s favorite solution.

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She continued, “And I know that the United States military and administration do not seek to undermine the authority and authority of any United States Senator. We need people to step back from their positions and find a middle ground to solve the challenge that we are facing.’ Yes, no. The authority of any United States Senator does not extend to making unilateral personnel decisions for federal agencies. What if another senator wants to make a different personnel decision for the Pentagon? You can’t have 100 different senators whose individual demands are considered outside the process of drafting legislation and passing it into law.

“I volunteered to help do this,” said Cinema, who is always eager to make herself the center of any story. “We’ll see if they take me up on the offer.”

There is nothing to lift it. No compromise is possible here. There is only conversation with the hostage taker or not. A spokesman for the Department of Defense recently clarified that the answer is “no”. Saying: “If you are a service member stationed in a state that has withdrawn or restricted access to health care, you are often stationed there because you were assigned there. Not that you chose to go there. And so a service member in Alabama is entitled to the same access to health care as a service member stationed in Korea, as a service member in California. And the policy isn’t specific to abortion: “We have a travel policy that allows our service members to take advantage of health care that should be accessible to them.”

But Cinema, which claims to support reproductive rights, doesn’t want to talk about what the policy actually does. she wants to talk agreement. “The situation we’re in is in a state of pain – we’re in a difficult situation right now,” he said. “The coach wants something which the army and the administration are not ready to give him. But it would be a mistake to take that tool away from a United States senator because it is an important tool for meeting unmet needs.” The “tool” in question is the ability to cause pain as long as the senator is willing to protest. And, importantly, his party is willing to support him. Such actions from Democrats will not be tolerated because Democrats are not about to break the government, even for those reasons. even for what they see fit. And the implication of cinema is that it is some timeless matter that the privileges of the Senate are false. The current heavy use of holds in the Senate has just come to the fore in the 1970sAnd since then there have been repeated attempts to improve it.

Cinema continued, “That’s why I’m encouraging both the coach and the administration to be flexible in finding solutions.” “There’s always got to be a solution. It can’t be everything that Koch wants. And it can’t be everything that the United States military or the administration wants. But a solution has to be found. And so I told Koch and the administration What I have to offer to both is that I can help in any way I can to find that solution, because it exists. It always exists.”

No, no, and no again. Why should the administration give concessions to only one senator? If that’s all Tuberville wants, let him get a law passed. Cinema will get its vote on that legislation if Tuberville brings it up. But as retired Marine Corps Major General Arnold Punaro recently told POLITICO, Tuberville is “a coward in my book.” He won’t even get an amendment in the House and won’t even get a vote on policy change.” And Cinema thinks that engaging himself as a true bipartisan negotiator will draw attention to himself compared to being one of 100 votes in the Senate. His desire to attract would be better.


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