Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) Supports Repeal of ‘DADT’

According to a tweet from CNN's John King:


The Hill reports:

Brown broke with most Republicans to say he endorsed the findings of a Department of Defense report this week that recommended doing away with the military's ban on openly gay and lesbian service members. 

"Having reviewed the Pentagon report, having spoken to active and retired military service members, and having discussed the matter privately with Defense Secretary Gates and others, I accept the findings of the report and support repeal based on the Secretary’s recommendations that repeal will be implemented only when the battle effectiveness of the forces is assured and proper preparations have been completed," he said Friday in a statement. 

The statement lends key support to doing away with the ban, especially from a lawmaker who had long served in the Army National Guard.