MN House delegation split on DADT repeal

The Minnesota members of the U.S. House of Representatives split their votes on an amendment that would repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.

The House voted 234 – 194 to repeal a provision that prohibits openly gay people from serving in the military. The roll call shows that every Republican and one Democrat in Minnesota voted against the measure.

Critics say Congress should wait for a military review of the system be done first.

DFL Rep. Tim Walz defended his vote on the House floor (watch video here). Meanwhile, GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann tells the St. Cloud Times that DADT has worked well.

Here’s the Roll Call:

Democrats voting Yes:

Rep. Tim Walz

Rep. Betty McCollum

Rep. Keith Ellison

Rep. Jim Oberstar

Republicans voting Yes


Democrats voting No

Rep. Collin Peterson

Republicans voting No

Rep. Erik Paulsen

Rep. John Kline

Rep. Michele Bachmann

  • Greg K

    Surprise, surprise. The party that preaches about staying out of peoples private lives votes to continue the practice of invading ones bedroom. Hmmm