Kay Bailey Hutchison to support Republican filibuster of bill containing DADT repeal

Posted on 20 Sep 2010 at 9:31pm

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison announced Monday on her Facebook page that she’ll support a Republican filibuster of the Defense spending bill that includes a provision to repeal “don’t ask don’t tell.” In other words, she’s going to vote against both the LGBT community and the immigrant community, since the bill may  also be amended to include the DREAM Act. Here’s her statement:

“The Defense Authorization legislation should be a clean bill solely focused on providing for our troops, many of whom are serving in harm’s way in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the Senate Majority Leader is complicating what should be a straightforward piece of legislation by attaching important and unrelated provisions and prohibiting amendments. I will oppose tomorrow’s cloture vote so we can pursue an open process in which all members are able to offer amendments to this critically important bill.”

This is hardly a surprise, and neither are the many comments in support of Hutchison’s position from her FB fans. But given that you don’t even have to “like” the page to comment, we’re a little surprised that a few more supporters of DADT repeal and the DREAM Act haven’t taken advantage of this little opportunity to tell Hutchison to “FILIBUSTER THIS!”

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments