Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and pop sensation Lady Gaga exchanged tweets today over a pending Senate vote to repeal the military’s controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. “Gay Veterans were my VMA dates. Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. CALL HARRY REID to Schedule Senate Vote,” Lady Gaga tweeted . She included a photo of herself with military service members discharged under DADT who joined her at the MTV awards show Sunday night.
Gaga, whose 7 million followers on Twitter make her the most popular user, also made a personal appeal to her fans this week, urging them to call Reid in an interview with talk show host Ellen Degeneres that aired Monday.
Reid announced yesterday afternoon that he is planning to move on to the 2011 defense authorization bill – which would include a repeal provision – once the Senate clears the small business measure later this week.
Apparently Lady Gaga didn’t get the memo.
No reply yet from Ms. Gaga.
ABC News' Steven Portnoy and Devin Dwyer contributed to this report.