The Republicans on Capitol Hill are of two minds on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” now underway:
Sen. John McCain – a vocal opponent of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” – said on Thursday that he will “do everything he can” to make sure the policy change to allow gays to serve openly in the military is a success
But in the other house, not so fast:
The new Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel panel says he will hold hearings to look at the Pentagon’s plans allow openly gay people to serve, and he will look for chances to reinstate the ban lifted by Congress in December
Air Force Times says.
That new chairman would be Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who yelled “You lie!” at President Obama during his speech on health care in September 2009. He has four sons, all of whom serve in the military.