Watch: Gay Vet Eric Alva, Who Lost Leg in Iraq, Rips Gen. Amos for 'DADT' Remarks; Maddow Calls Out Log Cabin Republicans
You may recall Marine Commandant General James Amos' remarks the other day about repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
Said Amos: “I don’t want to lose any Marines to the distraction. I don’t want to have any Marines that I’m visiting at Bethesda [National Naval Medical Center, in Maryland] with no legs be the result of any type of distraction."
Gay retired Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, the first Marine wounded in combat in Iraq, lost his leg there. He tells Rachel Maddow how he feels about Amos' remarks. "He took my Purple Heart and threw it in my face."
Maddow also talks to outgoing Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) about his advocacy for the repeal of 'DADT', and later called out the Log Cabin Republicans for endorsing his opponent.
Watch both clips, AFTER THE JUMP....
Here Rachel calls out the Log Cabin Republicans: