In an interview with Alex Saenz of WPTV Miami, GOP Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan was asked directly about the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, and whether or not he thinks it should be reinstated. Back in 2010, Ryan voted against the repeal of DADT.
When asked if this action should be reversed, here was Ryan’s answer…
“Now that it’s done, we should not reverse it. I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves. So I think this issue is past us, it’s done, and I think we need to move on.”
Very interesting take on the matter. Does this mean that he now agrees with President Obama that the repeal of DADT is a good thing? Good to know that Mr. Ryan does support of of the President’s policies, even if he didn’t have the courage to vote for them in the first place.
But how will the base of his party take this open endorsement of LGBT equality in our nation’s military? We’ll find out soon.