Sen. John Ensign Very Worried About Repealing DADT Before Soldiers’ Families Have a Chance to Weigh In

“The problem is you can’t go out and say to the military chiefs, ‘We’re going to survey you and see what you all think,’ and then you pass the bill to repeal it,” says Sen. John Ensign, who doesn’t want to approve the compromised DADT deal included in the Pentagon’s spending bill. “So the study should come first and then you can talk about the repeal or not of [‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’]. So, yes, it is a concern simply because the study’s not done.” This is much like the senator’s position on marriage: The vows about not cheating on your wife should come before the actual cheating on your wife.