John McCain Reverses Position on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, Says He Will Do All He Can to Make Repeal Work

Senator John McCain, DADT' repeal's fiercest opponent in the Senate, has adopted a new position.

The Hill reports: Mccain

McCain signaled that he had made peace with the lame-duck bill to do away with the military's ban on openly gay and lesbian service members, of which he had been an outspoken critic.

"I think I have to do everything I can to make sure that the important moral, retention, recruitment, and battle effectiveness of the military is minimized as much as possible," McCain said on Fox Business. "It is a law and I have to do whatever I can to help the men and women who are serving particularly in combat cope with this new situation. I will do everything I can to make it work."

Added The Hill…"McCain said he would do whatever he could to help implement the policy's repeal."

Posted January 6, 2011 at 10:19am ETC by Andy Towle
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