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    Politico:Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assault

    Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have joined an upstart effort to remove the chain of command from military sexual assault cases, POLITICO has learned.

    The tea party favorites give the bill’s lead sponsor, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, critical conservative cover as she battles the Pentagon and hawks in both parties on her proposal to create a new prosecution system for major military crimes.

    Paul is scheduled to attend a press conference Tuesday in the Capitol with Gillibrand and other bill backers, including Sens. Chuck Grassley and Barbara Boxer, to discuss his new position, which inches the New York Democrat closer to the 51 votes she hopes is all she’ll need when her proposal comes up for debate as early as next week.
    Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assault - Darren Samuelsohn - POLITICO.com

    Ted cruz and Rand paul are actually cosponsoring a proposal by the junior senator from new york, Kirsten Gillibrand. who would have believed it possible?

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    Re: Politico:Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assa

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    Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assault - Darren Samuelsohn - POLITICO.com

    Ted cruz and Rand paul are actually cosponsoring a proposal by the junior senator from new york, Kirsten Gillibrand. who would have believed it possible?
    What would really be a shocker is to see John McCain co-sponsor anything Rand Paul proposes (or vice-versa). But I am happy to see this moving forward. Too many coverups. Too much corruption.
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    Re: Politico:Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assa

    It's a strategic move from a Republican party way too afraid of Reid's nuclear option.
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    Re: Politico:Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assa

    How's that? This has been being discussed in various circles for years and is now even more necessary because all branches of the military are working towards gender-neutral training requirements and positions.

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    Re: Politico:Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assa

    Just an attempt to get before camera's. Sex assault is not an epidemic in the military,contrary to the reports.

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    Re: Politico:Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assa

    Quote Originally Posted by Drake McHugh View Post
    Just an attempt to get before camera's. Sex assault is not an epidemic in the military,contrary to the reports.
    Contrary to these reports?

    Pentagon releases terrifying statistics of sexual assaults in the military ? RT USA

    The Pentagon admitted this week upon the completion of a soon-to-be released Defense Department study that sexual assaults within the United States military are on the rise.

    The full results of the survey will not be unveiled until later this week, but the Pentagon has already disclosed one particularly startling statistic: within the ranks of the military, the number of service members who say they’ve been sexually assaulted during the last year amounts to roughly 26,000.

    By comparison, 19,300 service members answered similarly in a 2010 study, suggesting the number of attacks has increased by one- third in just two years’ time.
    don't you think that women who are serving in the military have enough to worry about fighting the enemy, they should not have to live in fear of being sexually assulted by their own comrades.

    do you have any evidence to counter the statistics?

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    Re: Politico:Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assa

    Oh hey, it's those reports issued by the source responsible for the problem. Why the hell would they have any reason to inflate the numbers in order to make themselves look worse? Makes no sense whatsoever.

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    Re: Politico:Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assa

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    Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assault - Darren Samuelsohn - POLITICO.com

    Ted cruz and Rand paul are actually cosponsoring a proposal by the junior senator from new york, Kirsten Gillibrand. who would have believed it possible?
    This is merely part of Pauls attempt to get more publicity for his 2016 run for the White House and show people he is not his father.
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    Re: Politico:Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assa

    It is a problem. Not an epidemic. We don't need more legislation to solve it,especially from camera seeking pols trying to look "bi-partisan".

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    Re: Politico:Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assa

    As ****ed up as our political system is, it would be a million times more ****ed up if we couldn't get at least some bipartisan support for "Sexual assault is bad, Really really bad, mmmkay"
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