The Charlotte Observer calls on Congress to support Senator Kirsten GIllibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act:
Gillibrand’s plan is backed by national veterans groups, victims’ advocates, 17 of the 20 female senators and a bipartisan coalition that includes not only Cruz but Democratic senate leader Harry Reid.
In a Washington Post-ABC News poll released last week, respondents also backed her approach: Nearly six in 10 people said they believe decisions in military sexual assault prosecutions should be made by an independent group instead of within the military chain of command.
When the Senate returns next month, lawmakers should give military victims of this vicious crime the best shot at justice that they can. Gillibrand’s plan does that.