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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:00 PM

Joe Manchin: Vote Against Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Was 'Wrong'


Joe Manchin: Vote Against Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Was 'Wrong'

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reflected Saturday on his vote on the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, saying he was "wrong" to vote "no."

In December 2010, Manchin broke with Democrats and cast a vote against a procedural motion to advance "don't ask, don't tell" repeal legislation. When the Senate voted to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy later that month, Manchin skipped the vote to attend a "holiday gathering."

"That was the wrong vote," Manchin said at a Saturday breakfast hosted by National Journal and The Atlantic, which also featured MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "Today I would vote the other way."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/27/joe-manchin-dadt_n_3170733.html



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CTyankee Apr 2013 #4
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:10 PM

1. That's telling

Does he have some poll that WV voters didn't like his vote?

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Response to treestar (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:23 PM

2. Article also says that he wasn't against the repeal, only the timinig.


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Explaining his stance in December 2010, Manchin said he voted "no" because of the timing of the repeal.

“I do not support its repeal at this time,” Manchin said. “I would like to make clear that my concern is not with the idea of repealing DADT, but rather an issue of timing.”

“My concerns, as highlighted in the recent defense survey and through the testimony of the service chiefs, are with the effect implementation of the repeal would have on our front line combat troops at this time,” he said.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:57 PM

6. Thanks!

Yet he does not say what the timing is so bad at this time.

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Response to treestar (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:26 PM

3. That's my guess, too

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Response to treestar (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:52 PM

4. I wonder. If so, that's interesting. WVa voters have evolved...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:03 PM

5. all the right wing are now for gay rights

 

It's rather sickening that Rove has even dems under his thumb.

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