Reid: DADT Vote Will Happen

Despite rumors that a repeal of the unpopular "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is dead in the water, Harry Reid insists that the vote will happen in the Senate during the lame duck session--and that it's a priority for the White House as well.  At Reid's press conferences--which occurred after the Human Rights Campaign released their own statement detailing Reid's vow--were several representatives from the executive branch.

"Our Defense Department supports repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' as a way to build our all-volunteer armed forces," Reid's official statement reads. "We need to repeal this discriminatory policy so that any American who wants to defend our country can do so."

Reid said he would bring the bill to a vote before January. Meanwhile, this morning Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut is planning a press conference to announce his support for the repeal as well.

Read the full story at the Huffington Post.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at November 18, 2010, 2:14am