Army Capt. Stephen Hill got back from a deployment in Iraq last week, and in an interview with the Associated Press, he says he wasn’t trying to score political points when he asked GOP presidential candidates if they would reinstate “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He says he was surprised by the crowd’s reaction to his question.
“When the actual booing occurred, my gut dropped out, because my first inclination was, did I just do something wrong?” he said. “The answer, obviously, wasn’t very supportive of gay people, and there was a lot of fear of how the Army would take the question.”
Here’s video from the debate night: