Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, is on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Being in the military and all, Lindsey would probably have a unique perspective on the repeal of DADT, so we were hoping to hear from him at the hearing today. But, Lindsey was a no-show.
What’s not a surprise is that Lindsey says almost the same thing about DADT as his mentor, John McCain.
“‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is a policy I think has served the country well,” said South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, a prosecutor in the Air Force Reserve. “Why should we change it? I’m not going to be persuaded to change military policy by a bunch of political activists. If the military leadership tells me that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ needs to be changed, I’ll certainly be open-minded to that.”
Admiral Mullen made his position pretty darn clear today. Lindsey’s been told that DADT needs to be changed. So, Adam asks:
The military leadership has spoken. The balls in your court, Sen. Graham. Will you be open minded?
We’re really looking forward to getting an update from Graham.