DADT Repeal Fails 43-56 – Minority Wins Again

Written by scott on September 21st, 2010

The vote to end the filibuster of the Defense Authorization bill just failed by a vote of 43 – 56. Arkansas Senators Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln voted no, joining every GOPer. (Reid switched his vote to “NO” for procedural reasons.)

I’ll be updating this post.

Here’s what Richard Socarides said earlier today, which sums up the vote: “The whole thing is a political train wreck,” said Richard Socarides, a former White House adviser on gay rights during the Clinton administration. Socarides said President Barack Obama “badly miscalculated” the Pentagon’s support for repeal, while Democrats made only a “token effort” to advance the bill. “If it was a priority for the Democratic leadership, they would get a clean vote on this,” he said.

Full Story from AmericaBlog

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