Don't ask. Don't tell. Gone. Over
Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:43 PM
Five Republicans crossed the aisle to vote against the policy: Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio).
The Senate vote is a vindication of Obama's decision to push for congressional repeal as opposed to unilateral executive action, though activists note he could have done both. The Senate will make a final vote on ending the policy at 3 p.m.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:11 PM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:17 PM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:19 PM
Obama has got to be the most successful President ever as far as getting the hard things he wants to do passed. He could have just ended it himself, but he did the right thing and got it approved Congressionally.
Not bad for a Kenyan socialist Marxist racist illegal immigrant from Cameroon huh?
Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:27 PM
They only need 50 to pass. No filibuster
it's not quite over yet. that was a cloture vote, final passage vote is happening soon/now.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:41 PM
Senate votes 65-31 to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays in military, sends to President Obama to sign.