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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: If Romney Wins We're Going To Try To Reinstate DADT

Think Progress reports:
A leading House Republican wants to re-instate the military’s former ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy if his party takes control in November. In an interview with ThinkProgress at the Values Voters Summit on Friday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said he “certainly” supports “going back to the previous policy” of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He left open the possibility that those service-members who have already come out of the closet, like Brig. General Tammy Smith, would be discharged from the military if Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is reinstated.
Think Progress adds: "Though first elected in 2006, Jordan is no back-bencher. He chairs the conservative Republican Study Committee, a group of more than 160 Republican congressmen dedicated to pushing conservative causes that wields major influence within the GOP caucus." Hit the top link for their video interview.

PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: In January 2011 Rep. Jordan vowed to cut 100% of all federal funding for the arts. That same month he promised to introduce a House bill to repeal same-sex marriage in Washington DC.

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