McConnell: ‘I Suppose’ Women Should Be Required to Register With Selective Service

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he does’t anticipate “going back to the draft,” but nevertheless, he thinks “it would be appropriate” for young women to register with the Selective Service.

A reporter asked McConnell on Tuesday if he anticipates a separate Senate vote on an amendment requiring women to register for the draft. The amendment is attached to the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). […]

Should women be “required to register?” the reporter asked.

“I’m not sure. Required, I suppose. We’ll see. What’s in the bill? Required?” the Senate leader asked. …

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