Gay Issues

Joe Lieberman Surprise: He'll Lead "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal

| by FRC

Senator Joe Lieberman may have flirted with a moderate stance on health care, but he is certainly making a mad dash for the Left on gays in the military. In somewhat of a surprise move, the Connecticut Independent has announced that he'll be the face for President Obama's push to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

During an interview with the New York Daily News, Sen. Lieberman said, "My own experience as a member of the Armed Services Committee, visiting our troops on bases here in this country and abroad, particularly in war zones, the most remarkable quality you'll find is unit cohesion."

Ironically, the cohesion he admires now threatens to fall completely apart if liberals succeed in their campaign. Next week, the House Armed Services Committee will host its second hearing on the issue, while all four chiefs of the military will be on Capitol Hill this week to answer questions about the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

If you haven't already, we encourage you to add your name to the tens of thousands who have already signed FRC's petition to Congress, urging members to stop waging a culture war on America's soldiers and let them focus on the jobs at hand.