Gillibrand won’t quit on sexual assault bill

Kirsten GillibrandGillibrand won’t quit on sexual assault bill

Gillibrand hasn’t yielded, recruiting flag officers and members of the judge advocate general corps to her side. She now has 46 senators, including Sen. Charles E. Schumer, the chamber’s No. 3 Democrat, publicly endorsing the amendment to the Defense Authorization Act containing the reforms. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a 1958 Annapolis graduate, is not among seven Republicans supporting Gillibrand.

Don’t call it a women’s bill. It reaches to the very heart and soul of our armed forces, to their sense of decency, obedience and honor – to our war fighters’ ability to win conflicts.

Read more: http://www.buffalonews.com/columns/douglas-turner/gillibrand-wont-quit-on-sexual-assault-bill-20131014

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