Gillibrand to meet with DoD officials on DADT

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) took to her new Twitter account on Tuesday to say she will meet with Defense Department officials regarding the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding gays in the military. 

Gillibrand has long supported a repeal of the policy, saying it it is unjust and hurts the military by excluding valuable service members, such as Arabic and Farsi translators.

She tweeted:

I look forward to meeting with Dept of Defense officials today to discuss the latest with DADT policy.

About two weeks ago, Gillibrand said that the Senate Armed Services Committee would hold hearings on the policy this fall. Though she does not sit on the panel, she has had discussions with its chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) about holding the hearings.

Some lawmakers have requested that the Pentagon offer their recommendation on what to do with the policy before acting.

In an interview, the former congresswoman appointed to take the seat of now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she believed Congress has the votes to repeal the measure.

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room