Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid speaking at a press conference Monday said
he has no plans to introduce a bill to
repeal "don't ask, don't tell" in
identified any sponsors," he said in response to a question from The Advocate. "My hope is that
it can be done administratively."
A Democratic aide later
clarified that Reid was speaking about the possibility of using
an executive order to suspend discharges or perhaps halting
enforcement of the policy by changing departmental regulations
within the Department of Defense.
White House press
secretary Robert Gibbs has continually said in recent months
that President Barack Obama believes the only "durable
solution" to repealing the military's gay ban would be
to do so through legislative action.
Senator Reid also
indicated that he is waiting on the House of Representatives to
take action on the bill that was introduced there in
"If the House
moves on this," he said, "I would be happy to take it