Paul Ryan

Ryan: Reversing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Would Be a Mistake

Says the issue is over and we must move on


Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan believes that reversing the repeal of the military ban on gay and lesbian soldiers would be a "step in the wrong direction."

During an interview with WPTV that aired over the weekend, Ryan was asked to weigh in on the one-year anniversary of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT).

"I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater, and they just didn't think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm's way in combat," the Wisconsin Republican told WPTV's Alex Sanz. "Now that it's done, we should not reverse it. I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves."