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December 16, 2010

Do Tell: Brown To Back DADT Repeal

We already knew Collins would vote for it, in whatever form,and then Olympia Snowe said "me too" for a stand-alone bill. Her previous objection was procedural: She didn't want the repeal made part of a defense funding bill.

And now Scott Brown, somewhat predictably, as he had the same objection.

Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown today voiced his support for a stand-alone repeal of the militaryís Donít Ask, Donít Tell policy, bringing the bill one vote over the 60-vote threshold that it will need to reach if and when the Senate votes on the measure in the coming weeks.

Joe Manchin voted no previously, but an aide said he would have voted yes if his vote had been needed. Another bit of Democratic kabuki, then, with a supposedly conservative Democrat only casting a conservative vote if it's superficial and meaningless. When Team Liberal calls, though, they're there with bells on.


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