Boehner: Military Sex Assaults a 'National Disgrace'

Thursday, 23 May 2013 02:27 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
House Speaker John Boehner has slammed the increase in reports of sex assaults in the military as a "national disgrace."

"It's outrageous," the Ohio Republican said in a press conference Thursday. "Frankly, it's a national disgrace."

The Pentagon estimates 26,000 sexual assaults took place in the military during 2012, a rise of 37 percent from 2010.

Boehner thanked House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., and Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, who have exposed the extent of the problem.

Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?

The most likely means of changing policy toward sexual assault in the military is the Defense authorization bill McKeon’s committee is now considering, reports The Hill.

Turner and Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., successfully had a provision inserted into the bill by the House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee Wednesday which would overturn the powers of commanders to invalidate guilty jury verdicts. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had recommended that idea.




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus
You May Also Like

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved