Loretta: “Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Now.”

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

The OC Register’s Washington Bureau intern Joel Walsh wrote this afternoon on Total Buzz about Loretta Sanchez’s comments during House hearings on the repeal of the 17 year old Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy that bans the open service of gays and lesbians in the military.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez told Pentagon officials on Wednesday that the time to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is now.

“I wish we could just get this done and move on as many other militaries have,” Sanchez, D-Santa Ana,  said at an Armed Services subcommittee meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Sanchez said the U.S. should follow the lead of at least 20 countries  in reworking its policy on allowing gays and Lesbians to serve openly. Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Israel are among those 20 nations.

“Experiences with these countries show that open service works and that implementation of open service has been historically uneventful,” Sanchez added. Lawmakers questioned  leaders of a Department of Defense group about their study of how best the Pentagon could implement a policy repeal. Their study is due to Defense Secretary Robert Gates by Dec. 1. Read the complete post here.

Yeah,I know, Van Tran will think this is the opening he needs to crush Loretta. Not gonna happen Van. On this one Loretta is right.

  2 comments for “Loretta: “Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Now.”

  1. Steve Perez
    March 4, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Loretta is right on most! Which is why she’s going to crush Van Tran, and his buddy Tan Nguyen like two dixie cups!

  2. Slatemag
    March 4, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Loretta’s push to repeal DADT will endanger her Vietnamese supporters. They are the most conservative group of all Asian voters. It will play into Mr. Tran’s hand.

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