What's Job One for Prez? Don't Ask
President Obama is back in town. Chuck Todd reports on his top priorities... tax cuts and settling the minority leader job that Nancy Pelosi is pursuing. Oh, but what about Don't Ask, Don't Tell - promised during the lame duck session by Harry Reid?
A group of about 20 activists affiliated with GetEQUAL — including nine LGBT veterans led by Army Lt. Dan Choi, a gay Iraq veteran discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — came to Reid’s Senate office in the Hart Office Building to demand answers on when the Nevada senator would move forward with major defense budget legislation containing repeal of the military’s gay ban.
“We’re here to essentially ask a very important question, ” Choi said. “When is Sen. Harry Reid going to put the [fiscal year 2011 defense authorization bill] to vote that’s inclusive of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’”?