West Virginia, USA: Senator Joe Manchin Regrets Voting No on DADT Repeal, But Still Supports DOMA

Written by scott on April 29th, 2013

West Virginia Senator Joe ManchinBlue dog democrat Joe Manchin said Saturday that he regretted voting against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Joe.My.God reports:

In December 2010, Manchin broke with Democrats and cast a vote against a procedural motion to advance “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal legislation. When the Senate voted to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy later that month, Manchin skipped the vote to attend a “holiday gathering.” “That was the wrong vote,” Manchin said at a Saturday breakfast hosted by National Journal and The Atlantic, which also featured MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “Today I would vote the other way.”

Manchin is one of the three remaining Senate Democrats who is not endorse marriage equality, and just recently reiterated his support for DOMA. So he should be regretting that decision in about, what, three more years?

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. tjchase says:

    It is time to throw out the trash and clean house. someone like this does not represent the people they only vote their own prejudice.

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