Harry Reid has called for a cloture vote on the defense authorization bill which contains the DADT repeal provision, with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) still not onboard with proceeding. So it looks like DADT repeal is going to fail, at least for now. We’ll have a better read in a few minutes on whether they may come back to DADT repeal later in the session.
Late Update: This may be it for DADT repeal. “I don’t know what more we can do,” a Senate Democratic leadership aide tells us. “It’s not on the up and up.”
Has Susan Collins really been playing Democrats this entire time? Should I not be surprised?
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