Former CIA Director and retired Gen. Michael Hayden seemed to call for the death of Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) Monday night.
Quoting a Twitter post that asked, “Should Tommy Tuberville be removed from his committee? Yes or No?” Hayden wrote, “How about the human race?”
Tuberville has been bullied by Senate Democrats and know-nothing pundits since last December over his opposition to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s creation of an “abortion tourism benefit.” As Streiff explained:
In July 2022, Lloyd Austin declared that the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs vs. Jackon Women’s Health adversely impacted military readiness because if pregnant members of the Armed Forces couldn’t kill their kids, they couldn’t do their jobs. To do this, Austin created a program that allowed military women seeking abortion to be reimbursed for travel expenses and take up to 21 days off — that is not charged against their annual leave balance — for the purpose of having an abortion. On the other hand, if one of your parents dies and you wish to go to the funeral, you pay your own way and get charged for leave. This is a clear violation of federal laws that forbid using federal funds for abortion. In December 2022, Tuberville announced that he would place a “hold” on all senior military promotions.
All the hold does is prevent a few senior military officers from being confirmed in new positions by “unanimous consent.” This means each nomination will get a cloture vote before proceeding to a floor vote.
Unlike many Republicans, Tuberville has remained steadfast in his opposition and continues to place holds on senior military promotions. Hayden’s retired. What does he care? Or is Tuberville blocking nominees for whom Hayden greased the skids?
We know that Hayden doesn’t like Republicans, regardless. In August 2022 he also showed his a** on Twitter when he agreed with a Financial Times editor who tweeted:
I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career. Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.
Hayden’s comment at that time?
I agree. And I was the CIA Director.
Of course, Hayden was one of the dishonest intelligence community veterans who signed a letter dismissing the Hunter Biden laptop story as Russian disinformation, though he knew full well that it was not.
Former USAF Flag Officer & Director of CIA & NSA suggests a sitting US Senator should be assassinated. 👇🏻Despicable.— Leslie McAdoo Gordon 🇺🇸 (@McAdooGordon) October 10, 2023
This is conduct unbecoming a former military officer & should be investigated as such. Completely unacceptable.
Apologize & retract, General. https://t.co/4D8Qp6uBpw
Yes, his conduct should be investigated. Something is really off with this guy.