Unlikely allies back effort to stop military sexual assaults
July 16th, 2013
12:30 PM ET
9 months ago

Unlikely allies back effort to stop military sexual assaults

Updated at 12:35 p.m. ET on 7/16

Washington (CNN) – An effort to remove sexual assault cases from the military chain of command received a bipartisan boost Tuesday as conservative Republicans joined the bill's main backer, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, to voice their support for the measure.

“Our carefully crafted common sense proposal was written in direct response to what the victims told us, the stories that came from them, what happened to them, the fact that they didn’t trust the chain of command, that they were retaliated against, that they didn’t think justice was possible,” Gillibrand said at a Capitol Hill event.
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