I just received a phone call from a senior official in Sen. Ben Nelson’s office, who told me Sen. Nelson is going to vote in favor of repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the Senate Armed Services Committee later this week. Sen. Nelson is going to announce his position at a weekly media call later this morning.
This is really big news. With Nelson, we’re at 15 votes in the Senate Armed Services Committee. That means the legislation will pass out of the Senate Committee. The full House will vote tomorrow, too.