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CNN: Congress Takes on Sexual Assault, Will Military Follow?

Colby Hochmuth reports for CNN on Protect Our Defenders Honorary Chair Rep. Jackie Speier:

The sexual assault victims in the second panel gave their statements to an almost empty room, with only a handful of the Armed Services Committee present out of 62 members, most of whom were present during the first panel. The Air Force did not stay to hear the victims’ testimony. Rep. Speier, who’s also a member of the House Armed Services Committee said she was “disappointed” that Committee members and Gen. Welsh and Gen. Rice didn’t stay because they could have “learned a lot from the powerful testimony of these victims.”

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