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Paul, Cruz Turn Military Sexual Assault into Bipartisan Issue

Matthew492 Wrote: Jul 16, 2013 11:39 PM
It is sad that these men have fallen for this hoax. The numbers are wildly inflated and the military already prosecutes and convicts more sexual assaults than the civilians do. A large number of sexual assault convictions in the military come from cases which were rejected by civilians. Movies like "The Invisible War" are full of propaganda but short on facts. Many of these so-called champions of soldiers are the same people who hate everything about the military. This is an effort to destroy the American military as a premier fighting force, and it is sad to see these men jump on board.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) publicly joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in her efforts to address and combat sexual assault in the military.

Bipartisan outrage sparked in May when the Pentagon’s annual report highlighted that up to 26,000 military members reported cases of sexual assault; that’s an increase of 7,000 cases from last year.

At the press conference, Paul became the fifth Republican to sign the proposed legislation, requiring all sexual assault charges to be removed from the military chain of command and handled instead by independent, military prosecutors.