Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On Expected Vote Of Senate Armed Services Committee To Repeal DADT

May 26, 2010

Washington, D.C. – As the Senate Armed Services Committee prepares to vote tomorrow on a measure that would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement:

“It appears that enough of my colleagues on the committee are indicating that they will vote to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’

“Now is the time for Congress to show strong leadership and repeal this disastrous policy.  ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is wrong for our national security and inconsistent with the moral foundation upon which our country was founded.

“When we repeal this policy – and we will repeal this policy – we will strengthen America – both militarily and morally.”