Skip to comments.‘On What?’--McCain Says He Didn’t Know Defense Bill He Approved Repealed Military Ban on Sodomy...
Posted on 12/07/2011 3:22:54 PM PST by jazusamo
Complete title: On What?--McCain Says He Didnt Know Defense Bill He Approved Repealed Military Ban on Sodomy, Bestiality
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(CNSNews.com) - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that he did not know that the 926-page Defense Department authorization bill that came through his committee and was approved by the Senate last week on 93 to 7 vote included a provision that would repeal the militarys ban on sodomy and bestiality if the bill becomes law.
CNSNews.com asked McCain: Senator, did you read the Defense authorization bill that was passed last week? Were you aware of the language that repealed the ban on sodomy and bestiality?
On what? McCain replied.
CNSNews.com followed up: The repeal of the ban on sodomy and bestiality in the military, were you at all aware of that?
Ill have to ask my folks, McCain said. II will check on it and have, and hell get back to you.
CNSNews.com then asked: You dont agree with that language?
I dont, I dont know what yourehonestly. I read the bill. And I was there for many hours of deliberation and debate and amendments. And probably spent hundreds of, several hundred hours on it. But that particular provision I did not know. So well have, well get back to you. Well get back to you. Just call.
As CNSNews.com previously reported the bill that was first approved by the Armed Service Committee, where McCain is ranking member, and then on the Senate floor, where McCain voted for it, does in fact include a provision repealing the militarys ban on sodomy and bestiality.
Page 174 of the bill includes a provision headlined in capital letters: REPEAL OF SODOMY ARTICLE. Click here to see a PDF of the page.
The provision states: Section 925 of such title (article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice) is repealed. Click here to see the language of the provision as posted on Uniform Code of Miltary Justice website.
Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which anyone can find by doing a Google search, says: (a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense. (b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
After the interview with Sen. McCain, CNSnews.com followed up with his office, as the senator suggested, asking why McCain had not been aware of the provision that woud repeal the military's ban on sodomy and bestiality and, now that he was aware of the provision, whether he supported it. McCain's office did not immediately respond.
To see the full roll call on the 93 to 7 vote approving the bill that included the provision to repeal the ban on sodomy and bestiality in the military click here.
Now his daughter can date members of the military.
John, meet Mr Bend Over
Great, just great.
Can’t get anthing past ol’ eagles eyes! Er... wait...
Gotta pass it to find out what’s in it doncha know?
So much for reading bills that are voted on. My question is, which upstanding member of congress put this in there? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Sickening and unbelievable.
They are not rerading the bills...their staffers are not reading the bills.
Something like this would have stood out like a sore thumb for anyone with a shred of moral values and they would have stood up and renounced it and removed it before a vote.
That it got through tells you all the more how incompetent they have become in their lush environs.
Vote them out...all of them...in favor of common American citizens who care about the country, want to serve her, and have dignity and moral character.
Normally I’d say a RAT but I wouldn’t bet on it this time. Only 3 Republicans voted against the bill, every one of them should be questioned.
If you say so, John...
I HATE McCain’s GUTS!
Amen, you’re dead on the money.
Who here really thinks a military member should be prosecuted under the UCMJ for receiving oral sex from his wife upon returning from deployment?
You and I know that’s not what this is about.
The guy’s a horse’s ass.
Who does he think he is, Eric Holder? “My staff never briefed me on that. I never saw the memo. I’m so incompetent I should just resign.”
What is it we’re paying these fools to do?
Well folks it’s like this: I don’t have any use for McCain, but I read the highlighted link to the PDF, and to be honest, I couldn’t read it. I have no idea what it said .
You would have to have law books and study each item in order to get any sense out of it.
I believe they write trash like this so that normal people cannot read it.(Not that I am calling Mccain normal.)
If they wrote the laws in English, perhaps they would know what they are voting on. I doubt seriously Mccain did anything more than scan it and did not pick up on what he was backing. That’s no excuse mind you,and he should seek to coprrect his mistake by passing a new regulation against bestiality, although I doubt he could get todays Congress to agree to it. Te sodomy parts he would never get through there rtoo many sodomites on the Hill, and probably a few who practice bestiality.
Republicans need to contact their Republican senators who voted for this crapola, and tell them how disappointed they are in them.
Also, I wonder if the Dems sneaked it in later?
Either way, the Republican senators must know of our outrage!