Senate Fails to Force Action on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Senate Republicans blocked the attempt to move ahead with the bill that would have repealed the ban on gay troops serving openly in the military. The vote was 57-40, almost entirely along party lines, and three short of the 60 needed.

Regardless of what you may think of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” it’s just crazy that a vote in favor of something can be 57-40 and not pass. The Senate is broken.