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Gillibrand speaks on sexual assault in military

By Lombardo David
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, spoke about sexual assault in the military during a hearing by the Senate's Armed Services Committee.

Below is video of the senator's opening remarks.

“The issue of sexual violence in the military is not new. And it has been allowed to go on in the shadows for far too long. The scourge of sexual violence in the military should be intolerable and infuriating to us all," Gillibrand said in her remarks. "Our best, brightest, and bravest join our armed forces for all the right reasons – to serve our country, protect our freedom, and keep America safe.

“The United States has the best military in the world and the overwhelmingly vast majority of our brave men and women serving in uniform do so honorably and bravely. But there is also no doubt that we have men and women in uniform who are committing acts of sexual violence and should no longer be allowed to serve," she added.

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