GOP Sen. Sessions: "Unacceptable" that Obama Supreme Court Pick Banned Military Recruiters from Harvard - Video 5/10/10
Here is video of GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions saying today that it is "unacceptable" that Obama Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan banned military recruiters from Harvard when she was Dean of the Harvard Law School. Kagan did so because she disagreed with the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military.
"She would not allow the military recruiters to come onto the Law School in order to recruit JAG officers for the military because she didn't agree with the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy President Clinton had adopted - and they just wouldn't let them come on campus. We had 1,000 soldiers killed defending free speech and the right of Harvard to exist in freedom during that period of time. So, I think that would be something that would be asked.
She felt that this was discriminatory, but it was the established policy of the United States, President Clinton's policy. She could work to change that, but I don't believe it was acceptable for her to say 'You can't even come on our campus because I disagree with your policy."
Well said by Sen. Sessions. I hope he and others will make a real issue of this during her confirmation hearing.