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McCain Says He Didnít Know Defense Bill He Approved Repealed Military Ban on Sodomy, Bestiality
CNS News ^ | 7 December 2011 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 12/09/2011 5:09:15 AM PST by IbJensen

(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 a 93-to-7 vote included a provision that would repeal the military’s 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 Were you aware of the language that repealed the ban on sodomy and bestiality?”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?”

“I’ll have to ask my folks,” McCain said. “I—I will check on it and have, and he’ll get back to you.”

CNSNews.com then asked: “You don’t agree with that language?”

“I don’t, I don’t know what you’re—honestly. 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 we’ll have, we’ll get back to you. We’ll 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 military’s 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The provision states: “Section 925 of such title (article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice) is repealed.”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.


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KEYWORDS: liar; mccain; republicrat; rino
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Did all the other Republicans who also voted yes on this bill, fail to read it as well? Lie, Lie, Lie.

Does anybody here think J.D. Hayworth would've voted for this bill? Shame on you, Arizona, for reelecting this f**ked up asshat to the Senate! However, what would one expect when the pathetic, clueless lesbian Incompetano was elected by Arizonans as their governor?

1 posted on 12/09/2011 5:09:20 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

McCain Says He Didn’t Know Defense Bill He Approved Repealed Military Ban on Sodomy, Bestiality. Then Sen. McLame is not doing his job. It is way past his time to retire!


2 posted on 12/09/2011 5:13:43 AM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: IbJensen

Read much, McCain-Idiot?!?! =.=


3 posted on 12/09/2011 5:14:42 AM PST by cranked
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To: cranked

Well, of course, they had to pass it in order to READ it and know what’s in it....per Nancy Pelosi’s precedent, natch.


4 posted on 12/09/2011 5:18:33 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: IbJensen

Ask the other 92 Senators please!!!


5 posted on 12/09/2011 5:18:46 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: IbJensen
I kept waiting to find the “surprise” in all of this.

There has been a DELIBERATE move throughout the decades to make bills longer and longer. When a 1200 page bill is birthed, there is NO WAY that any significant portion of either the House or Senate has any idea of what they are voting for.

As benevolent dictator of the United States, my first act would be to require that no bill may be longer than 10 pages in length.

6 posted on 12/09/2011 5:19:46 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: IbJensen
HEY YOU A_HOLES, TIME TO GO HOME!

Now we know why we need a part time Congress. Go home to your millions and your trophy wife McCain and let others who still give a sh!t govern.

7 posted on 12/09/2011 5:19:55 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: IbJensen

These senators and congressmen who vote to pass these bills without reading them need to be held accountable for their actions.Or in this case inactions.

They passed this Obama care health bill without reading it and look what it’s done.Its just about destroyed the U.S. economy.


8 posted on 12/09/2011 5:20:33 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: cranked

WE knew it!!! It was right here at Free Republic ... how come “WE” know it and McCain hasn’t got a staffer scanning FR every day for such things? Total incompetence.


9 posted on 12/09/2011 5:20:41 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: IbJensen

Why, that would make him stoopid...


10 posted on 12/09/2011 5:21:51 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: IbJensen

The question is: Who thought this needed to be a part of a 900+ page (!) military spending bill and WHY.


11 posted on 12/09/2011 5:21:57 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

Mabe he had to sign it in order to know what was in it like obamacare.

What the f are these elected morons doing, it would seem that it is just collecting money and scratching each others backs.


12 posted on 12/09/2011 5:22:46 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: IbJensen

"That John McCain is such a hunk."

13 posted on 12/09/2011 5:26:53 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: IbJensen

We ALL know where mccain is going. I just wish he would hurry...and not take any more of the country with him.


14 posted on 12/09/2011 5:27:23 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: IbJensen

¨We´ll have to pass the bill so that you can see what is in it.¨


15 posted on 12/09/2011 5:30:05 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: puppypusher

Exactly, throw every one out. To all you clowns in DC (and State and local governments) - you are elected to be “legislators” which means you are expected to write and vote on laws. It is implied, expected, and a “condition of your employment” that you will read the very laws you are passing and inflicting on the rest of us! In fact, we’d kind of like it if you put a little thought into your vote, considered consequences and alternatives before voting. This is not a grade-school play where you can just ad-lib it and everyone goes “aw, isn’t that cute!”


16 posted on 12/09/2011 5:32:09 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: IbJensen

McCain states that he spent hundreds of hours reading that bill.

Let’s see, my math is terrible , so let’s round that off a bit and say 4 days is a hundred hours. He says he spent several hundred hrs. on it Lets say several is 4, that means McCain sepnt the equivalent of a motn just studying this bill.

Does anybody buy he could have spent the equivalent of a month of hours reading this bill?

Methinks the Senator doth tell an untruth.


17 posted on 12/09/2011 5:33:11 AM PST by Venturer
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To: IbJensen

I disagree.

I think they all knew what they were signing, and they all believed it was NECESSARY to do so to support Hussein’s repeal of DADT, because now “military gays” can’t be prosecuted for sodomy.

The bestiality part had to be repealed to repeal the sodomy.

I’ll bet Ace even discussed it with his daughter beforehand.


18 posted on 12/09/2011 5:36:35 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: IbJensen

They much read the bill before they vote on it.


19 posted on 12/09/2011 5:39:03 AM PST by Walmartian (An update is available for this tagline. Click here to download.)
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To: normy
we need a part time Congress

working part time we give them the time to read the bills they they propose.

20 posted on 12/09/2011 5:40:51 AM PST by ncpatriot
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