Tea Party Member Questions Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal (Video)
As Department of Defense officials testified today before Congress about the timeline of the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal, Tea Party activist Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia decried the effort, saying it would hurt the military in the long run - according to the Stars and Stripes. Military officials told lawmakers that the repeal is on track, and gay servicemembers could be able to serve openly by the end of the summer. This testimony concerned Tea Party darling Scott, who told Pentagon officials and fellow legislators that constituents in his district have said they won't re-enlist because of the DADT repeal.
However Politico reports that Pentagon officials testified active military members are not resisting the repeal. The online political website reports U.S. undersecretary of defense Clifford Stanley said the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal training has gone "extremely well."
Here's a video report on today's testimony from the Pentagon Channel: