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12-04-2010, 08:09 PM
McKeon insists on hearing from the military on 'don't ask'

The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee is accusing the Obama administration of putting a political "spin" on the results of a months-long review of the 1993 law banning openly homosexual men and women from serving in the military, saying he wants to hear directly from senior officers on the issue.

During an interview in his House office on Thursday, Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., echoed his GOP counterparts in the Senate, who earlier in the day used the first of two days of hearings on a proposed repeal of the gay ban to criticize the Pentagon's review and urged against rushing to act before the 111th Congress adjourns later this month.

"It's kind of like, 'The commander-in-chief wants it done; we're going to make it happen,' " said McKeon, who is expected to take the gavel of the Armed Services Committee when Republicans assume control of the House next year. "I'm not saying people haven't worked hard, but there's been a whole lot of spin -- leaking the report and making it out as if it's not a big deal [and] everybody's going to be just fine with this."