Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I guess fear of losing the LGBT vote in next week’s midterms and in 2012, is finally sinking in over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
White House officials tells The Advocate pro-repeal groups are scheduled to meet Tuesday with Obama’s people to discuss the path to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” during the lame duck session of Congress following the midterm election.
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity reports:
“The White House is meeting with several interested parties to discuss the legislative repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ The meeting will concern the work that remains to be done to ensure Congressional action on this issue this year.”
Two U.S. Federal judges have ruled the ban is unconstitutional.
The official declined to name any participants of the meeting, but sources tell The Advocate that senior White House adviser and Obama apologist Valerie Jarrett and deputy chief of staff Jim Messina are expected to attend.
This is a developing story. More will be posted when it becomes available.