GOPer Corker Threatens to Derail START Treaty if DADT Vote Held (Video)
December 17, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)— Hey Harry Reid, if you dare to hold a vote giving gay service men and women civil rights, I will start a nuclear arms race with Russia. That’s essentially what Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) is threatening to do. Earlier today, Corker took to the Senate floor to rail against the stand-alone bill to repeal the policy of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” calling it a “political” and “partisan” issue to appease Lefty “activist” groups. He pleaded for “saner minds” to prevail. Whoa, hold up there Senator. How can 77 percent of Americans supporting repeal of DADT be shot down as members of a gay “activist” group? Sighs– will threats from one ignorant homophobic Senator derail the repeal of DADT?
The repeal of DADT is not only supported by the majority of Americans, but also by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen and a majority of our troops. But according to Corker, only a fringe group of crazed Lefty activists support ending the military ban on open service.
CORKER: What’s happened is it’s poisoning the well on this debate, on something that’s very, very important….I’m just hoping that saner minds will prevail and that these issues that have been brought forth that are absolutely partisan, political, issues, brought forth to basically accommodate activist groups around this country. I’m hoping that those will be taken down or else I don’t think the future of the START treaty over the next several days is going to be successful, based on what I’m watching.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who rabidly opposes ending the ban on open service, as well as the START treaty, appeared to side with Corker’s threats regarding the START treaty, but then later distanced himself.