Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lieberman: I'm Committed to a DADT Repeal

Lieberman: I'm Committed to DADT Repeal | News | Advocate.com:
"Independent senator Joseph Lieberman said Thursday that he is in discussions with the White House and the “advocacy community” about repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” but he stopped short of saying whether he would take the lead on repeal legislation.

“That hasn't been decided, but we're all working together in a very collegial way,” Lieberman said in a brief interview following a hearing for the Domestic Partner Benefits and Obligations Act.

Asked what would go into his decision, he said, “It might not be my decision, but I just would want to make sure that we go about this in the most effective way that builds the highest probability of success.”

Lieberman said that securing a Republican cosponsor would help the effort. He also stressed how important it is “that there's a buy-in by military leadership, which seems to be coming around; and that the White House is committed to doing this, which I believe they are. Because I'm committed to doing everything I can to see that it passes.”"

Not my favorite guy in the world, but I'll take it. However we can get this to happen, we need to do it, and we need to do it NOW!

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