Maddow and Murphy: Is this the Path to DADT Repeal?
Rachel Maddow interviews Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-PA), Iraq war veteran and sponsor of the Murphy Amendment which, he says, will put repeal of DADT in the hands of three people who’ve previously stated their preference for repeal: President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Joint Chiefs Chair Michael Mullen.
Patrick Murphy says he has the votes to pass this compromise.
He also seems to believe this compromise on repeal is actually real repeal. I think we won’t know about that until after this committee of three decides that repeal is okay. And no schedule is set for that, or any consequences proposed for not reporting.
As Lt Dan Choi says very eloquently, and has every right to ask: WHEN?