Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan says he would support reinstating “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”

Thursday, September 20 is the first anniversary of repeal of the military policy which for 18 years banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

Jordan made his remarks in an interview with progressive blog ThinkProgress.org at the Values Voter Summit on Friday.

“Is ['Don't Ask, Don't Tell'] something that you think the GOP will pursue reinstating starting in 2013 if they take control?” Think Progress' Scott Keyes asked.

“I wasn't for making the change that was made last few years ago in the lame duck session,” said Jordan, a Republican. “I was certainly opposed to that, the change that the Obama administration made. We'll look at guidance from our military, but I'm certainly supportive of going back to the previous policy.”

Early in the campaign to capture the GOP nomination for president, Mitt Romney said he would support reinstating the ban. He later backtracked, saying he was only opposed to making the change during war time.

Earlier this month, Republican Senators Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and Roger Wicker of Mississippi introduced a bill which would bar gay and lesbian couples from marrying on a military base and protect military chaplains who object to such unions from being “forced” to perform a ceremony.

(Related: Barbara Walters to host celebration marking first anniversary of DADT repeal.)