Pingree addresses undersecretary of the Navy nominee’s controversial comments about sexual assault in the military

Chellie PingreePingree addresses undersecretary of the Navy nominee’s controversial comments about sexual assault in the military

PORTLAND, Maine — Controversial statements about how the military handles sexual assault claims by a woman nominated for the second highest civilian position in the Navy have caused a key U.S. Senate member to question whether she should get the job.

Members of Maine’s congressional delegation, who have played key roles in trying to enact legislation to address sexual assault in the military, weren’t ready to oppose Jo Ann Rooney’s nomination as undersecretary of the Navy, but they did express concern Friday about her position on sexual assault in the military.

Read more: http://bangordailynews.com/2013/10/19/news/portland/rep-pingree-addresses-undersecretary-of-the-navy-nominees-controversial-comments-about-sexual-assault-in-the-military/

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