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GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter to Introduce Legislation Attempting to Impede Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The Hill reports that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is planning on introducing legislation next week:

HunterThe measure by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) would add the four military service chiefs to the list of those who must sign off on repealing the policy before it can be officially scrapped.

Hunter, an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, is concerned that the bill passed in December repealing the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy “excluded the service chiefs from the certification process,” said one congressional aide. 
The repeal bill, signed into law Dec. 22 by President Obama, requires only the OK of the president, defense secretary and Joint Chiefs chairman.

According to a congressional aide, 15 to 20 Republicans have committed to signing on to the bill.

*Apologies - an earlier photo was of Hunter's father.

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  1. Ok, with all the other issues in front of them, they attack the repeal of DADT? WTF? They're all crying about the state of the economy, go fix it! Instead they try to block service men and women from serving honestly and openly.. a fight they can't win without support of the senate.. why waste the time?

    Posted by: Deryk | Jan 14, 2011 4:37:28 PM

  2. Can we start properly referring to these stupid legislative proposals by adding a few simple words. For example

    "The measure by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), (insert "WHICH HAS NO CHANCE WHATSOEVER OF BEING SIGNED INTO LAW") would add the four military..."

    Posted by: oneway | Jan 14, 2011 4:41:42 PM

  3. I think the image you have is of Hunter's father, also Duncan Hunter who retired after a failed attempt at a run for president.

    His son ran for his father's seat from Iraq originally. He retired from the service and is now the current representative of his father's old district.

    Posted by: Secret Identity | Jan 14, 2011 4:46:14 PM

  4. Dear Gawd, the battle is over! Give it up already.

    Posted by: SM | Jan 14, 2011 5:14:39 PM

  5. Just more homohating grandstanding by this CRETINOUS Congressman. Even IF the Senate passed it, Obama, spineless as he is on this issue in every other regard, would be unlikely to sign it, and a override of his veto would be just as unlikely. BESIDES, fraud Gates has ALREADY said; "UNTIL the Service Chiefs are comfortable that the risks to unit cohesion and combat effectiveness of a change have been addressed to their satisfaction and to my satisfaction, I would not sign the certification.”

    Posted by: | Jan 14, 2011 5:18:47 PM

  6. When the Repubs took over control over the House, Rep. Darrell Issa said he was going to hold endless hearings investigating the Obama administration for spending too much money. I'd like someone to turn the table on Issa and the Repubs for s--t like this. This was passed by both the House and Senate, and signed into law by the President. To introduce a petty law because you don't like the fact that it's been enacted seems to be the clearest waste of time and money I've ever seen.

    Posted by: Larry | Jan 14, 2011 5:24:09 PM

  7. Oh the GOP show their true colours?? Where are the gay GOP voters who went to vote in drives to make it 25% of voters?

    Posted by: Rowan | Jan 14, 2011 5:29:57 PM

  8. See you next Tuesday, Duncan.

    Posted by: RDUB | Jan 14, 2011 5:35:03 PM

  9. OK no more blowjobs for this guy -- carry his picture in your wallets if you have to! And his wife and children can forget about haircuts!

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Jan 14, 2011 5:43:05 PM

  10. I question the patriotism of this Congressman. The Repubs are always telling us that when we disagree with military policy we're being unpatriotic. The policy of the US military is to repeal DADT in the way the Secretary outlined. And it is meddling in the Pentagon's business. Therefore, by repub principles (sic) this is unpatriotic.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Jan 14, 2011 5:56:34 PM

  11. GOP Teabaggist = beating a dead horse. This bullshit not-a-chance-in-hell move is what we can expect from the Repug House over the next two years. Get ready!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Jan 14, 2011 6:18:51 PM

  12. Tea Party does not involve itself in social issues. That is not its purpose.

    Why do we not have gay people serving openly in military? Because it is not a done deal and still could be denied.

    Posted by: Ted Baldwin | Jan 14, 2011 6:31:01 PM

  13. Another Republican who never met a government check that he did not expect his name to be on trying to tell the rest of America - Americans who actually pay the taxes that fund the checks he so readily cashes - that they are wrong.

    The only difference between Hunter and a cankered whore - is that the whore earns his money.

    Posted by: ricky | Jan 14, 2011 7:00:42 PM

  14. good job guys, to all those who stayed home when they voted out all the dems, you showed 'em

    Posted by: mld | Jan 14, 2011 7:51:20 PM

  15. This queen doth protest too much. Clearly. He's much prettier than his father, though.

    Posted by: Rich Murray | Jan 14, 2011 8:13:41 PM

  16. When I saw his pic, my gaydar immediately went to DEFCON-1. He's probably one of the current generation of the abject "straight" bottoms I used to pick up when I was typesetter for the local swinger paper in San Diego ... you know the type:

    "BI-CURIOUS, masculine straight man is seeking same. No gays, AIDS" (!)

    East County, which he represents, is SWARMING with married closet types like that.

    Posted by: Bud Burgoon-Clark | Jan 14, 2011 9:25:09 PM

  17. Isn't Duncan Hunter a porn name or something?

    Seriously, the false outrage over spending and debt, massive unemployment, a weak economy where few jobs are being created, the middle class on the verge of collapse, millions of mortgages on the brink of foreclosure, along with everything else that needs serious attention, and the new Republican controlled House is wasting time, energy and money on this crap?

    Posted by: Rich | Jan 14, 2011 9:39:12 PM

  18. repuks want over turn DADT they want to repeal
    healthcare. seems to me they want to spend a ;ot of time going back over old issues. rather than attacking the important issues like jobs and taxes and wars. if this is any idea of how they want to sell themselves for the next two years? we are in for a rough ride. fasten your seatbelts

    Posted by: walter | Jan 15, 2011 1:37:21 AM

  19. Look for this to be appended to an important un-veto-able bill.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 15, 2011 2:09:37 AM

  20. So much for Caucasian LOVE for the Gay Community!

    Posted by: Chrissi | Jan 15, 2011 2:24:22 AM

  21. What the hell kind of name is Duncan Hunter? Hi, I'm a hunter....a Duncan Hunter. His name sounds as idiotic as he looks.

    Posted by: Justin | Jan 15, 2011 3:16:58 AM

  22. LOL, Chrissi.

    Posted by: sugarrhill | Jan 15, 2011 5:53:49 AM

  23. To say something like this, about a policy that HAS BEEN DECIDED, right after the President has called for less divisive rhetoric following a tragic event, is nothing short of unpatriotic. What a nitwit.

    Posted by: E. | Jan 15, 2011 10:55:47 AM

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