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Kathy Griffin rips into Sen. John McCain’s bigotry at the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell rally in Washington DC

A-LISTER ACTIVIST: I’m awfully glad to have Kathy Griffin on the side of LGBT equality.

She is a powerful straight ally who is unabashed in her support of same-sex marriage and the repeal of the military’s discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The star of My Life on the D-List went to the nation’s capitol this week to film an episode of her Emmy winning Bravo series built around a US Senate hearing on DADT.

The videos below are Kathy’s remarks at a DADT rally the next day. She gives us a good idea of just how loathsome Sen. John McCain can be:

“Before the election, I was one of those people who, even though I voted for Obama, I kind of respected McCain – until this morning. I was so disappointed and let down by this man that I thought at least was intelligent and had obviously served the military with honor, questioning the man and woman who stood before him and been dishonorably discharged. [He was] questioning them and accuses them of lying, exaggerating. …He was so condescending in his tone. He kept saying to them: “Wasn’t Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell a policy when you first joined the military? They said ‘Yes’ and he said: “Did you not understand it?” … The woman said, ‘I understood it but I wanted to serve so much that I knew I could serve anyway until I was kicked out.’”

Here is the entirety of her remarks at yesterday’s rally:

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