Kirk to Skip Signing of DADT Repeal - NBC Chicago
Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers

Kirk to Skip Signing of DADT Repeal

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Kirk to Skip Signing of DADT Repeal
    Mark Kirk
    Sen. Mark Kirk

    Sen. Mark Kirk won't be attending a ceremony at the Interior Department where President Barack Obama is to sign a repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

    The White House extended an invitation to Kirk to attend the White House signing, but Kirk's office said he has a scheduling conflict.

    Kirk broke with his majority of Senate Republicans on Saturday to support repeal of the policy banning gays in the military.  A spokeswoman, Kate Dickens, said it's unfortunate the senator can't attend.

    She says Kirk's schedule couldn't be changed.