Watching the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, it’s clear John McCain wants to be the leading homophobe in the Senate. He claims he doesn’t want the hearing to be political — and reiterated his complaint that the report doesn’t answer the question of whether the law should be repealed.
Secretary Gates hit back with what has become a powerful argument: The Senate should repeal the law, because if that doesn’t happen, the Courts will do it. And, he cites McCain’s opening statement to make his point:
The Log Cabin Republican’s DADT lawsuit threw a wrench into the Obama administration’s strategy on DADT. Now, it’s being used for leverage.
Reminder: Live tweeting from the hearing room are @KerryEleveld, @GetEQUAL and @DavidHallDC. Also, keeping track is @IgorVolsky. Jillian Weiss at Bilerico and over at Pam’s House Blend, Sue Fulton and JD Smith are liveblogging. We’ll keep providing highlights — and lowlights.