Chuck Schumer is racing to torch Senate rules before Senator Tuberville scores a huge pro-life win

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Democrats will seemingly go to any length to promote the killing of innocent babies.

They are even willing to break the law in their zeal to promote taxpayer-funded abortions.

Now Chuck Schumer is racing to torch Senate rules before Senator Tuberville scores a huge pro-life win.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is using the mad rush before Christmas to do one thing that has Americans up in arms.

Stop Tommy Tuberville

As the Senate flies back into D.C. to tie up loose ends before Christmas, the Democrat leader has just one thing on his agenda: stop Tommy Tuberville (R-AL). 

In a post-Thanksgiving Dear Colleague letter, Schumer outlined a number of December priorities, but focused on one in particular, defeating the “extreme and unprecedented obstruction by a single Republican Senator.” 

Schumer claims Tommy Tuberville has “eroded centuries of Senate norms.” 

This is, of course, blatantly false, as Tuberville is simply using Senate rules to try and stop the Biden administration from illegally using taxpayer funds for military abortions.

And now it is Schumer and the Democrats who are threatening to do the very thing he accuses Tuberville of doing.

Schumer, the Democrats, and a handful of RINOs are angry at Tuberville’s nine-month hold on military promotions and are too lazy to vote on each nominee individually.

So Senate Democrats have decided to take their usual route to try and end the hold by destroying Senate precedent. 

“The Rules Committee has acted on a resolution that would allow the Senate to quickly confirm the more than 350 military nominations being blocked by Senator Tuberville,” Schumer’s letter explained. “In the coming weeks, I will bring this resolution to the floor so we can swiftly confirm the hundreds of highly qualified and dedicated military leaders being held up by Senator Tuberville before the end of the year.”

Just a minor violation 

Schumer and the Democrats claim this action would just be a minor exception (i.e., violation) to longstanding Senate rules.

But Republicans correctly state that’s not the case at all.

Just before Congress recessed for their Thanksgiving break, Senator Katie Britt (R-AL) warned, “This so-called ‘temporary’ rule change would forever damage the institution of the Senate. The action taken … by my Democratic colleagues on the Senate Rules Committee is an ill-advised erosion of the institution of the Senate and the core Constitutional role the chamber should play in providing appropriate advice and consent. Fundamentally changing the rules of this institution, even temporarily, sets a dangerous precedent that undermines our nation’s tried-and-true system of checks and balances.”

“Let’s face reality,” Britt continued. “When Democrats are in the majority, they’re happy to throw the minority party’s rights down the drain to achieve their short-term partisan agenda; yet when Democrats are in the minority they could never cede these same rights.”

Fortunately for the preborn there is a big wrench in Schumer’s plans.

He will need nine Republicans to help to demolish Senate rules. 

“I can’t imagine nine Republicans siding with the Democrats,” Tuberville told a group of Alabama reporters on a phone call before Thanksgiving. 

“Number one, [they’d have to vote] against pro-life and [for] executive overreach. And then, [why would they side] with Democrats for anything?” Tuberville asked. 

“Because they don’t side with us for anything. I am doing what’s right for people of Alabama and the American people. Hopefully, my Republican colleagues stick with me on that,” Tuberville continued.

The usual suspects

The GOP’s usual suspects of liberals, Mitt Romney (R-UT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Todd Young (R-IN), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), have publicly attacked the former coach for his pro-life conviction.

But so far 15 members have vowed to stand with Tuberville: Britt, Mike Braun (R-IN), Ted Budd (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Rick Scott (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and J.D. Vance (R-OH).

And in more good news, four of those Senators (Budd, Schmitt, Scott, and Tuberville) are part of the Senate conferees who will be hashing out the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week. 

The House-passed bill would solve the entire crisis instantly. 

Congressman Ronny Jackson (R-TX) was able to attach an amendment rolling back the funding for military abortions that the President instituted last year without the approval of Congress — and in defiance of longstanding federal law.

“To get the point across that this has to end, [we have language] in our version of the NDAA,” Congressman Mark Alford (R-MO), another conferee, told Washington Watch host Tony Perkins. “It’ll be interesting to see what the Senate does with that. We’re anticipating they try to strip that out, but we are going to be fighting … to end the abortion travel, because … it’s basically paying for the facilitation of an abortion, which is wrong.”

“No matter where you stand on abortion,” he said, “… that doesn’t matter. The taxpayer should not be paying to reimburse travel expenses or housing expenses so someone can go get an abortion in another state,” Alford continued.

It’s vital for pro-life Americans to contact their Senators and demand to know where they stand on Schumer’s ploy to violate Senate rules and force the American taxpayer to fund military abortions.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on this developing story.