Ana Navarro Claims Tuberville Is Helping Terrorists By Opposing Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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“The View” co-host Ana Navarro claimed on Monday that Republican Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville is helping Hamas terrorists by holding up military personnel nominations until the Department of Defense stops funding abortions.

Since Feb. 2023, Tuberville has blocked military nominations, demanding that the DOD stop paying for female officers to travel across state lines to obtain abortions.

Navarro argued Monday that Tuberville’s holds are benefiting Hamas by preventing the U.S. from sending sufficient resources to Israel.

“To your point about uniting against terrorism, it occurred to me this weekend, we are sending two aircraft carriers to the Middle East. There’s gonna be about ten thousand servicemen there, and women,” Navarro said. “We have Marines in Hormuz and we have got a senator from Alabama in the U.S. Senate who is holding up about 350 appointments of admirals and generals and leaders in the military. Senator Tuberville, it is time that you stop the stupidity because we need our military leaders confirmed. I don’t know, he’s so aptly named Tuberville because he has got the common sense of a potato.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, moved three nominations of top military officers forward after filing cloture on Sept. 20, an the Alabama senator said he supported invoking cloture on some nominees. (RELATED: ‘The View’ Co-Hosts Scold Sunny Hostin For Pushing Hamas Propaganda) 

At the beginning of his hold, Tuberville said he regrets holding up the nominations, but is doing so to prevent taxpayer-funded abortions.

“I hate to have to do this. It’s unfortunate. But we make the laws over here. The DOD doesn’t. This is not about abortion. It’s about taxpayer-funded abortions,” Tuberville told Punchbowl News. “If this was about a list of personnel, people actually doing the fighting, this might be different … If this had to do with winning a war, obviously I wouldn’t be doing this.”

“The View” co-host Sara Haines previously accused House Republicans of encouraging terrorism by fighting over the speakership. The House voted to remove former Speaker Kevin McCarthy in an Oct. 2 floor vote, and is slated to vote Tuesday on whether Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan will become the new speaker.