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[VIDEO] MSNBC: Gillibrand gears up for next military sex assault fight

MSNBC’s Chris Haye’s sits down with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to discuss the Military Justice Improvement Act:

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand had big shoes to fill entering the Senate in January 2009: A month prior, newly-elected President Barack Obama had selected the current New York senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to join his team of rivals as Secretary of State.

In the intervening six years, Gillibrand has become a Democratic powerhouse in her own right, fighting for gun control, universal health care, and Hurricane Sandy recovery funding. But the issue that put her on the map nationally last year is her persistent call for reform of the Uniform Code of Military Justice to end sexual assault in the military’s ranks.

Watch the entire interview here.