Sen. Tommy Tuberville ( R-AL) claimed on Sunday that the Biden administration would rather “burn the Senate down” instead of negotiating with him as his one-man hold on military promotions continue.
Democrats are reportedly planning to defeat Tuberville’s blockade this week by introducing a standing order resolution which would allow the Senate to move military promotions in a group through the end of 2024, according to The Hill.
“It’s typical of this place. This administration would rather burn the Senate down and that’s what would happen. … If you change the rules of the Senate then it lasts forever,” Tuberville told CNN on Sunday. “So they would rather burn down the Senate than negotiate.”
“If they go around and, without negotiating, change the rules of the Senate, it just goes to show you they want it their way or the highway,” he added.
Tuberville has held up more than 360 military promotions for months and vowed to continue unless the Department of Defense dropped its new policy of reimbursing service members who are forced to travel out of state for abortion services.