Reid affirms support for 'Don't ask' repeal

Amid signs of trouble for the highly anticipated "Don't ask, don't tell" repeal, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tweeted Wednesday in its support.

He said, "I stand by commitment to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell." 

According to The Wall Street Journal, the provision that would rescind the policy might be stripped entirely from the defense appropriations bill during negotiations between Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) of the Armed Services Committee.

Several senators have taken pains this week to show support for the repeal as its success becomes less and less likely.

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said, linking to a statement, "It's time for a legislative solution to end #DADT. Today, I renewed my call for repeal."

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said, also linking to a statement, "The Senate should act immediately to debate and pass a defense bill and repeal #DADT during the lame duck session."