What a surprise. John McCain continues to move the goalposts on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell with another round of new excuses of why he won't vote for it. Instead of listening to the military leaders, now it's listen to the military leaders I agree with. Now the report we were supposed to be waiting on is the wrong kind of report and there need to be hearings to study it.
McCain said that he expects a major report to be issued in early December on the impact of a repeal.
After that, members of Congress should have time to review the report and hold hearings on the study and its findings.
"Once we get this study we need to have hearings and we need to examine it and…and see if it's the kind of study we wanted," McCain said.
He reiterated his view that the study must examine "the effect [of a repeal] on morale and battle effectiveness on the U.S. Army" rather than what policy is most popular, he said.