Igor Volsky posted the video from last night’s Senate debate in Illinois. During the debate, Kirk, who has served for 21 years, said he doesn’t know anyone gay in the military. Kirk has a history of lying. And, frankly, that answer about not knowing anyone gay in the military just seems implausible. As Igor noted:
Interestingly, prominent generals — like Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen and General David Petraeus — who have admitted to serving alongside gay servicemembers are actually more supportive of repealing the ban than Kirk. As Mullen put it, “I have served with homosexuals since 1968….Everybody in the military has, and we understand that. So it is a number of things which cumulatively for me, personally, get me to this position.”
Everybody has, except Mark Kirk.
And, I bet Mark Kirk is going to read every word of the Pentagon’s DADT report. I imagine Lindsey Graham will, too.