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Kirsten Gillibrand lauds ‘House of Cards’

Politico reports:

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says her efforts on addressing military sexual assault inspiring a plot point in the new season of “House of Cards” doesn’t trivialize the cause, bur rather amplifies it.

“It’s another vehicle for victims’ stories to be heard,” the Democrat told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead” on Wednesday.

If you have yet to see the second season, possible spoilers ahead: In an episode of the Netflix series, Claire Underwood, portrayed by Robin Wright, quotes a military brochure on sexual assault prevention during a meeting with Joint Chiefs representatives.

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