"I got beat ... so there's been a lot of rewriting history saying Bill Clinton just gave into that. That's just factually false. I didn't do anything until the votes were counted," he said. "Now, when Colin Powell sold me on don't pass, don't tell, (sic) here's what he said it would be. Gay service members would never get in trouble for going to gay bars, marching in gay rights parades as long as they weren't in uniform, getting gay materials, for any of the places they went or any of the things they did, as long as they didn't talk about it."
"That was what they were promised. That's a very different don't ask, don't tell than we got," he said.