Barney Frank says Obama is not for DADT repeal this year, Frank is ‘frustrated, disappointed’ with President, Obama’s lack of support is ‘a problem’

It’s not entirely clear why the White House wanted gay people, and the public at large, to think that the President was for the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” this year. Openly-gay Democratic Congressman Barney Frank informs us that the President is not, and it’s a real problem.

“I’m frustrated. I’m disappointed with the administration…”

“[President Obama] not being for [DADT repeal this year] will give people an excuse to not vote for it. Thing is – we’ve done hate crimes. We do ENDA. It’s a big agenda all at once. At this point – the President’s refusal to call for repeal this year is a problem.”


Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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