You already know where Sen. John McCain stands on protecting GLBTs with hate crimes legislation: He’s against it. But just in case his speech on the Senate floor wasn’t enough, here’s the senator talking to Fox News about how tacking on hate crimes to the Defense Department bill is an “abuse of power.”
Listen, we get McCain is a respected war vet. We actually do want to hear what he’s got to say about military issues, even if he’s playing politics against the Democrats (read: the F-22 program). But there are some things there just isn’t any room for debate, and that’s providing queers with the same federal protections other discriminated classes receive.
(In case you were wondering, no, Sen. McCain did not vote for the budget bill.)