Arizona Senator John McCain reluctant to discuss his children's views on “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 17-year-old law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

House members voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday in favor of repeal and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday announced he'll bring the measure up for a vote on Saturday.

McCain has twice before led opposition to the bill, but a standalone version of repeal has gained traction among fellow Republicans.

In an MSNBC interview broadcast on Wednesday, McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, said she backed repeal of the law.

“I think it's my generation's civil rights issue,” she told The Last Word's Lawrence O'Donnell.

Senator McCain, however, wasn't talking about his daughter's position on the issue during a CNN interview the following day.

“I'm very reluctant to discuss my children's views,” McCain responded when asked by John King what his son Jimmy McCain, who served with the Marine Corps in Iraq, thought about repeal.

“His words to me, as so many thousands of others' words have been to me, 'It isn't broke, don't fix it,'” McCain said.

On the program, McCain also reiterated his opposition to repeal: “We're in two wars, and I believe that right now would not be the right time to repeal it. That's my position and I will hold it.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

After appearing in a video for a group that supports repeal of the law, Cindy McCain denied she disagreed with her husband on the law.