Dan Choi Off To The White House at 2PM: Handcuffs Needed? [UPDATED]
Judging by a recent tweet, it would appear that Dan Choi is speaking to Harry Reid's office again, despite the fallout they may have had over certain comments he made about the Majority Leader in certain publications.
As the 111th Congress convenes today for possibly the last time, Choi tweeted that Reid's staff told him they're receiving no help from the Obama Administration to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and he's convening a rally at the White House at 2:00 PM.
Perhaps it will be time for these guys to get their handcuffs ready again?
UPDATE: Choi and 12 others did in fact chain themselves to the White House fence this afternoon and were arrested. The group included Justin Crockett Elzie (the first Marine expelled under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in 1993), Get EQUAL director Robin McGehee, and transgender veteran Autumn Sandeen. It appears to be the largest group ever arrested at the White House over this issue.
Shortly before the arrest, Lt. Choi publicly renounced his affiliation with Knights Out and Out Serve, after the two groups surprisingly called for the passage of the Defense Authorization Bill with or without repealing "Don't Ask." It was as a member of Knights Out, a group of gay and lesbian West Point grad, that Choi first came to national attention on the Rachel Maddow Show last year. Now, he has parted ways with them.