North Carolina Republican Under Fire For Vote To Repeal DADT

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr was one of the surprise Republican votes in favor of repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and now he’s facing heat for his vote from social conservatives back in his home state:

Some county commissioners are upset with fellow Republican and U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s vote to repeal a Pentagon ban on gays serving openly in the military.

The harshest remarks came from commissioner Bill James, who said he suspects Burr will pay a price for his vote. He said he won’t support the senator in future elections.

“I think there are a lot of things that people of all political stripes tolerate from their politicians,” James said. “But endorsing immorality and allowing military recruits to be preyed on by homosexuals is not one that I will tolerate.”

Fortunately for Burr he doesn’t face re-election until 2016. Hopefully but that time, stupid bigoted people like this will be even more in the minority than they already are.

FILED UNDER: Military Affairs, Quick Takes, US Politics
Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010. Before joining OTB, he wrote at Below The BeltwayThe Liberty Papers, and United Liberty Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

Comments

  1. legion says:

    Hopefully but that time, stupid bigoted people like this will be even more in the minority than they already are.
    Not in the Republican Party they won’t… that’s where they all go to be with “like-minded people”.