The Hill has a piece about House Republicans upset about NOT getting the Space Command…..
It does mention that their US Senator Tupperville, has held up US Military permotions over Biden abortion policy for months….Anybody think he should get ‘gift’ for his intransigence ?
Oh, and Alabama is the state that has decided that they won’t follow a Supreme Court order to redraw a House district to favor the 1/3 of the states population of Black and minority voters….
Alabama’s congressional delegation is fuming after President Biden nixed the relocation of U.S. Space Command headquarters to their state and has warned the fight is far from over.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, launched an investigation this week into the motives behind the decision after publicly alleging Biden’s choice was political.
Lawmakers also accuse the Biden administration of improperly building up the Colorado Springs temporary headquarters before making the final decision that scuttled the move to Huntsville, Ala.
“It is clear the Biden administration cares more about advancing their far-left agenda than the security of our nation,” Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Ala.) wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “We will not give up this fight because Space Command belongs in Huntsville.”
It’s unclear what legislative or legal action can be taken even if the lawmakers uncover evidence of any improper decisionmaking. Congress is still working through the annual defense bill that could technically defund programs or stipulate certain conditions related to Space Command.
Biden’s decision means a major loss of economic stimulus that would have been brought to Huntsville from a new military headquarters — an estimated 1,400 jobs for an estimated annual $1 billion economic impact….
And a months-long blockade on more than 200 general and flag officers at the Pentagon from Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) has upset the Biden administration, eliciting numerous statements blasting the senator’s hold. Tuberville is protesting a new Defense Department policy that provides paid leave and reimburses travel costs for service members who cross state lines for an abortion.
In a press conference this week, Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) said the state’s restrictive laws, along with Tuberville’s blockade, likely affected the outcome of the decision, though she did not offer any evidence for the claim….