April 20th, 2010
03:40 PM ET

Obama heckled over Don't Ask Don't Tell

Paul Steinhauser
CNN Deputy Political Director

Call it another sign of the frustration by opponents of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" over President Obama's efforts to repeal the controversial military policy.

Protesters interrupted Obama's speech Monday night in Los Angeles at a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer of California and the Democratic National Committee.

As the president was praising Boxer, a fellow Democrat and three term senator who is facing a tough re-election battle this year, demonstrators in the crowd interrupted, asking Obama what he is going to do about the policy – implemented during the Clinton administration – that prohibits gays and lesbians from openly serving in the country's armed forces.

Obama, who has called on Congress to lift the ban, responded by saying: "What the young man was talking about was we need to – we need to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which I agree with and which we have begun to do."

Keep Reading...

soundoff (No Responses)

Comments are closed.