September 14th, 2010
07:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Harry Reid and Lady Gaga's bad romance

 Lady Gaga sent a tweet to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday.
Lady Gaga sent a tweet to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday.

(CNN) – Pop singer Lady Gaga engaged in a back-and-forth Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Twitter over the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Gaga encouraged her flocks of fans on Twitter to call upon Reid to schedule a Senate vote on the policy.

"Gay Veterans were my VMA dates. Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell," Gaga tweeted on Tuesday. "CALL HARRY REID to Schedule Senate Vote."

A repeal would end the Clinton-era policy that prevents gay Americans from openly serving in the military.

The problem? The vote is already scheduled for next week. And, Reid actually supports the repeal.

His staff tweeted a response to Gaga's tweet.

"@ladygaga There is a vote on #DADT next week. Anyone qualified to serve this country should be allowed to do so," the tweet read.

Reid has long been an advocate for repealing the policy.

Gaga's call to action comes after her surprising arm candy at the Video Music Awards. She strutted down the white carpet with four gay and lesbian veterans who either were forced to–or chose to–leave the military in the name of their sexuality.


Filed under: Harry Reid
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Lady Gaga is just as informed as a lot of people, take Palin for instance.

    September 14, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  2. Mhu Cao

    "Lady GaGa" is the Nancy Pelosi of the music world.

    Maybe they can mend fences. After Reid is fired, he can be a roadie for the choadie, and live out his life scrubbing the skid marks out of GaGa's tutus.

    September 14, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  3. Joe

    Is Lady her first name?. Because she sure doesn't look like a Lady to me especially with the cold cuts outfit she is wearing now.

    September 14, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  4. bennie new york

    A confession: I've always thought Gaga was pretty awesome. This just adds to her amazingness.

    September 14, 2010 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  5. works for me

    Come on CNN... now we're getting "opinions" from Lady Gaga. Just when Palin was starting to wane. I like her style but whatever she posts are just diatribe.

    September 14, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  6. The reality is...

    Why don't we just let California secede from the Union and they can have their own military with training camps in San Francisco. Lady GG can be the chief commanding officer. Cher and Madonna can be her ... whatever.

    September 14, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. The reality is...

    Why don't we just let California secede from the Union and they can have their own military with training camps in San Francisco. Lady GG can be the chief commanding officer. Cher and Madonna can be her ... whatever.

    Oh, and we can toss Barney Frank in to spice it up

    September 14, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  8. Cindy

    Well, nobody ever said Lady Gaga was a brain surgeon...

    Just the same... nice to know Harry and Gaga are on the same page.

    September 14, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  9. Carmelle

    I love Lady Gaga for this! I've been waiting for more celebrities using their voice for causes that are relevant! Issues such as Darfur and AIDS in Africa should not be the only focus.

    September 14, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  10. blah

    lady blah blah needs to go away. no talent copycat

    September 14, 2010 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  11. Bye bye harry

    hary is going to retire after the mid term elections – and not by choice either. But, don't ask Harry - and don;t tell Harry. It will be a big surprise for this useless beauracrat who is leading this nation into the sewer with his reckless spending and his partisan ways.

    September 14, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |