Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hillary Clinton tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour she supports Sen. Gillibrand's military justice reform bill

Christiane Amanpour and
Hillary Clinton on CNN
In a town meeting style event this week with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed support for the approach taken in Sen. Kerstin Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act. That bill, which garnered 55 votes in the Senate earlier this year (five votes shy of the 60 needed for cloture), would shift the charging power for sexual assault and other serious civilian-type offenses from commanders to judge advocates outside the chain of command. Secretary Clinton said that "if there is not evidence that this other approach [advanced by Sen. Claire McCaskill] is working, then we should go back to Kirsten’s proposal.”

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