Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. (R-CA) — who orchestrated several unsuccessful legislative maneuvers to delay the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — told the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins this afternoon that the “homosexual lobby” is pushing for “a military takeover by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community”:
HUNTER: We’re not especially clairvoyant, we can’t see into the future, but the homosexual lobby isn’t simply pressing to have equal status in the military with people that are heterosexual. They would like a military takeover by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community, and that’s what they’re going to keep pushing for until it happens.
Military leaders — many of whom supported the repeal of the ban against open service — have yet to witness any negative consequences from the recent change.
Hunter, however, has a long track record of leveling some very dubious charges against the LGBT community. During the floor debate surrounding repeal, he infamously proclaimed that the military “isn’t the YMCA.”