GOP, Republican-Fail, Republicans — December 22, 2010 at 11:25 am

Republicans’ last-minute dick move to stop implementation of DADT repeal fails


Unreal. Did you hear about the Republicans last-minute dick move to scuttle implementation of the repeal of DADT?

Read it and weep:

Republicans in the Senate filed an amendment to a sweeping defense authorization bill that would have required the four military service chiefs to be part of the certification process called for in the bill that repeals the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
That would have put Marine Corps chief General James Amos, a vocal opponent of the repeal, in line to delay or potentially prevent its implementation. The amendment was filed late Tuesday to the defense measure, which could be voted on in the Senate on Wednesday.

As I said: dick move.

According to Politico, this was the work of Mitch McConnell.

“It was a McConnell proposal,” a GOP aide confirmed. “There was an attempted to get unanimous consent for it to be included in the defense bill and someone objected.”

Fortunately, it failed.

Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader from Kentucky, said late Tuesday night that an objection from a senator had been registered to the last-minute amendment and that it would not be included as part of the defense authorization bill.

This is clearly a foreshadowing of the 112th Congress. Something to look forward to, boys and girls.

I’m just sayin’…

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