Sen­ate Votes To Con­firm Biden’s Joint Chief Of Staff Nom­i­nee Who Hires ‘For Diver­si­ty’

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Senate Votes To Confirm Biden’s Joint Chief Of Staff Nominee Who Hires ‘For Diversity’

The Sen­ate vot­ed on Wednes­day night to approve Air Force Gen­er­al Charles “CQ” Brown, Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s pick to be the next chair­man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Brown, who has pre­vi­ous­ly been crit­i­cized for his com­ments on man­dat­ing diver­si­ty through­out the mil­i­tary, was approved by the Sen­ate by a vote of 83–11. The vote fol­lowed a months-long stand­off between Sen­ate Major­i­ty Leader Chuck Schumer (D‑NY) and Sen. Tom­my Tuberville (R‑AL). 
Tuberville had blocked mass approval votes on Depart­ment of Defense nom­i­nees over the Pentagon’s pol­i­cy of pay­ing for trav­el for women in the mil­i­tary to get abor­tions. Schumer moved to vote on Brown’s nom­i­na­tion indi­vid­u­al­ly, a move which was only opposed by eight Repub­li­cans. 
“In the end, the Sen­ate will over­whelm­ing­ly vote to over­come Sen­a­tor Tuberville’s block­ade of these three nom­i­nees, … and the abor­tion pol­i­cy that Sen­a­tor Tuberville abhors will remain in place,” Schumer said. “But the harm he is doing to the mil­i­tary and their fam­i­lies remains and, unfor­tu­nate­ly, con­tin­ues for hun­dreds of oth­ers.”
On Thurs­day, the Sen­ate is expect­ed to vo …