Senators commend colleague Martha McSally for bravely stepping forward

Republican and Democratic senators applauded McSally for sharing her personal story of sexual assault while she was serving in the Air Force.
4:08 | 03/07/19

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Transcript for Senators commend colleague Martha McSally for bravely stepping forward
The senate colleague may have started. Our office took a lot of guts. She she probability and I'm knows far more shocked. She probably didn't work. Fluidity and helped us make more progress. News. To eradicate this problem armed services. Canadian. It it took a moderate Kurds who. Nobody much talk about their prime it is actively shopping like that. I got a lot of I had respect for the summer before it even more respect and admiration for senator I don't yesterday. It's. Darling please. Your reaction when. Defendant knew the. This bombshell revelation ought to renew and reinvigorate. Our effort to protect. All of our military. Men and women from this out rages. Assault violence that occurs when he made. Progress. But nowhere near enough and I hope this courageous and strong. Revelation by one of my colleagues will renew and give that an MPH efforts. To reform the military system of criminal justice. Yeah. It's been. Yeah I think it's a great courage for senate tally. To tell her personal story. For every serve irony that comes forward and is willing to tell that story to speak her truth. Our history is very important because probably have a new US military is even last year 151000 cases. Of unwanted sexual contact rape assault. And only 3% or Andy and conviction. It is terrible that men and women who are serving our military today to have faith in the system the military justice system to. I know perpetrators to hold him accountable. And to get to us. Very moved by. Experts the person. I needed demonstrated. Or carry perhaps. Past. Look into all of us. We cannot. Heinz. Completely. Memories. Military. Craft would just do removed country. And. The mystery. Why reduce. I was surprised. Moved. And hopefully her pain can help somebody else to avoid. A situation like this hopefully her coming forward we'll. Make the desire to fix the problem greater. Had a high profile person. Listening squadron commander I think Kennedy. Is very accomplished person. A veteran power what. And it shows that somebody like Kirk. Can be preyed upon what about the integrity great. What about that the secretary. This is just not a military problem this matter of fact I wish. General society to take this the seriousness of military in the military every victim has their own lawyer. And commanders understand if you wanna stay in this job you have to make sure that everybody New York fans treated respectfully than sexual harassment is just. It just destroys unit cohesion. Sexual assault as felony. And military law and come down hard on those who cross that line that terms of Martha what she'd do it I think. There's going to accelerate solutions. And hopefully. Encourage others. To speak up because if it can happen to her. Just think the less and less powerful.

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