Boehner: Now is Not the Time to Debate ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’


On today's Meet the Press, David Gregory asks Rep. John Boehner whether he thinks "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will be a Republican campaign issue. Boehner replies that now is not the time to deal with it.

Says Boehner:  "I don't think it will be a campaign issue.  But in the middle of two wars, and, and in the middle of this giant security threat, why would we want to get into this debate?  While, at a time when Americans are asking, 'Where are the jobs?' why do we want to get in this debate?  While we're fighting over health care and trying to find some way to come to some common ground, why do we want to get into a divisive debate that will do nothing more than distract the, the real debate that should occur here about helping get our economy going again and getting the American people back to work."


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