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Rep. Gabbard on military sex assaults: “there are predators who wear the uniform”

Hawaii News Now reports:

A recent Pentagon study estimates 26,000 people in the Armed Forces were sexually assaulted last year. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard calls it an epidemic that’s “undermining the construct of our military”.

Roughly 20% of all service members are female, but Gabbard says data indicates more than half of all military sexual assault victims are men.

“The fact of the matter is that it’s affecting all service members, men and women, of all branches of the military. And it really goes to—the reality is there are predators who wear the uniform and who stand within our ranks,” said Representative Gabbard, (D) Hawai’i District 2.

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