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7 Things: AG can prosecute those who perform abortions at the VA, Tuberville says focus on issues not Trump, and more …

7. Schedule the vote on the Defense Authorization Act

  • U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has sent a letter Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), joining 22 other Republican senators, pushing for a vote to be held on the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.
  • In a statement, Tuberville said, “Leader Schumer is doing a disservice to our country. He’s putting us all in harm’s way … But unfortunately, Chuck Schumer runs by a different mentality. He uses it for political gain and for political weapons. And that’s not what this is about. The American people want a strong defense that’s going to protect and deter anything that’s going to happen to our country.”

6. Executing people is hard

  • Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm announced the state “cannot carry out an execution by nitrogen hypoxia on September 22, 2022,” for inmate Alan Eugene Miller who is scheduled for execution that day.
  • There had recently been questions over whether the state could use the method for execution, but the method has never been used before in any state. Miller is now set to be executed by lethal injection. Miller killed three of his coworkers in a workplace shooting but he also hates needles.

5. GOP legislator says party should “be careful” about closing primaries

  • The idea of closing primary elections in Alabama has gained some attention in recent months, and now State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) says the issue will come up, “it will be discussed, we will talk about it.”
  • However, Collins has also commented that she’s “not hearing a lot of interest in that.” Collins went on to say younger generations could “be less likely to participate in a strict party registration, so I just think we’re going to have to be careful.”

4. Migrants were dropped off at Martha’s Vineyard, Democrats are too happy

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) has followed Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) in sending migrants that have crossed the southern border to more northern areas by sending planes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. The reaction, predictably, from the media and their Democrats was not kind to the GOP governors.
  • DeSantis has said, “States like Massachusetts, New York, and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals who they have invited into our country by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ and support for the Biden Administration’s open border policy.” Hispanic Republicans say this move further helps “expose” this issue.

3. Stop paying so much attention to Trump and Mar-a-Lago raid

  • U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has shared some of his thoughts on the issue of the FBI raiding former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago and the attention that remains on the situation. Tuberville has said, “I hope we can kick this to the back burner where we can get COVID under control and get people’s lives back [for the] better.”
  • Tuberville went on to say, “They can do whatever they need to do, but I think right now the most important thing that we need to look at is the recession, the high prices and energy prices and talk about that more than we do about something that really, none of us other than our justice system, can control.”

2. People don’t trust lawmakers to make abortion laws, too bad for them

  • A new survey has shown that a majority of Americans don’t trust politicians to create abortion policies. This comes after U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has introduced a plan that would ban abortion nationally after 15 weeks. But, we literally elect politicians to make these decisions.
  • In the survey, there were also 74% of Democrats and 70% of Republicans don’t believe politicians are informed on abortion. Out of the 20,799 people surveyed, about 70% don’t trust politicians on abortion policy, 61% said abortion should be legal, and 10% believe that abortion should be banned in all cases.

1. If VA doctors perform abortions, they can be prosecuted

  • Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has plainly stated that if doctors with the Veterans Administration perform abortions in Alabama, they are breaking the law. Marshall clarified this after it was announced that the VA is planning to provide abortion services in every state, regardless of state law.
  • Marshall said, “Sometimes, we lose sight of the fact that what Alabama did was create a criminal statute for someone that performs an abortion. The criminal law applies equally to Redstone Arsenal as they do off of the federal property.” Marshall later added, “I think this is more posturing by the Biden administration, sort of a huff and bluster.” Marshall cited the Hatch Act which forbids the federal government from paying for elective abortions.

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