BREAKING: Pelosi: “I don’t know” About “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal This Year.
DC Agenda is reporting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gave her thoughts today about repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which has overtaken Washington this week, after Tuesday’s hearing.
I don’t think her responses should be held as anything more than the Speaker giving her preliminary thoughts. Here are a few:
“I don’t know,” she said during her weekly press conference. “I’ll have to examine. We’ll take a look. We’ll sit down together and see what is the advantage of going first with legislation or would the legislation more aptly reflect what is in the review — or is it a two-step process?”
Asked by DC Agenda about the timeline for repeal, Pelosi said her preference is “to go first with the legislation,” but added, “we’ll have to examine and see what the model is for what the review is.”
“We have to be careful about how we change it, so that it ends discrimination,” she said. “We can get rid of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ but we want to end discrimination, and that’s why the review has value.”
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