Navy nominee seeks to clarify remark

Jo Ann RooneyNavy nominee seeks to clarify remark

The woman nominated to be the No. 2 civilian in the Navy is seeking to  clarify a statement she made on sexual assault in the military that sparked  outrage among victim advocacy groups.

Jo Ann Rooney, tapped by President Barack Obama to be the next undersecretary  of the Navy, says she never meant to suggest military commanders shouldn’t weigh  the evidence when deciding whether to prosecute allegations of sexual  assault.

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