John McCain Says He Will Filibuster Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

Senator John McCain has now publicly stated that he would filibuster any attempt to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” after the November midterm election. In a taped interview for Sunday Square Off on Arizona’s Channel 12, McCain, when asked how far he would go in order to prevent the policy from being repealed, said, “Absolutely I will filibuster or stop it from being brought up until we have a thorough and complete study on the effect of morale and battle effectiveness.’”

McCain is up for re-election this year, and leads Democratic Rodney Glassman in recent polls. If he wins, and Republicans win a Senate majority, he would become the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.