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Senate Confirms Brown to Lead Joint Chiefs

The confirmation blew past Tuberville’s blockade

Wednesday night, the Senate overwhelmingly approved Air Force Gen. C.Q. Brown to be the military’s top officer, though a months-long blockade by Sen. Tommy Tuberville is still leaving over 300 senior officers in limbo.

The 83-11 vote to confirm Brown as Joint Chiefs chair was a surprise development amid the Alabama Republican’s promotions hold.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who for months refused to hold standalone votes on military nominees, teed up votes on three of President Joe Biden’s Joint Chiefs picks after Tuberville forced Democrats’ hand.

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