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-- welcome to foxnews.com live I'm Kimberly Guilfoyle your host for the next hour.
America has election headquarters give me great pleasure to introduce our next guest to distinguish congresswoman.
-- -- so when I admire greatly grew up admiring it's such a pleasure to have you on the program and especially to talk about this sad this project -- you're working on.
And this is up -- take action on the military.
Sexual assaults is this something that investigated in the past and I and happy to see your leadership in this regard -- to talk to us about it.
We'll Kimberly thank you and it's great to be on your show.
We have a devastating.
Impact going on in this country right now 191000.
Women and men.
In the military are raped every year and we have.
Military and frankly a congress that has four.
Puck over sixteen years done nothing about it and I'm just tired of it now I want to see things change.
Right now that even though there -- 191000.
Victims only about 4000 of them.
File a complaint and they file that complaint.
-- knowing full well that many of them if not most of them.
Are going to be honorably discharged.
But involuntarily discharged from the military because they reported the -- -- about 90% of it is horrific situation and one in which.
Men and women going into the military are more likely.
To be a victim of violence from a fellow soldier than they are by the enemy.
And it's got to stop.
And that's what this effort is all about it energies to build.
Which is going to take.
The function of reporting -- the crime from your commander.
To a separate unit.
Your unit -- has a conflict of interest the unit commanders.
Is in charge of how that unit operates the unit commander could be the perpetrated the unit commander could meet a friend of the perpetrators.
And the new commander has the authority to.
-- move the case -- or to decide to do what's called nonjudicial.
Penalties and put some kind of penalty on the actual perpetrators that may be here cleaning latrines.
It's never put on a database of sexual predators.
And the result is that we have had many members of the military run amok.
Wins this kind of conduct.
Being allowed to go on for so very wrong.
And so many of our men and women who have become victims.
Have endured just horrendous lies afterwards.
And we have created a nonprofit protect our defenders and a website they encourage.
Having your viewers to go to where you could really read about these horrific stories now we've taped their stories and that they'll make your -- -- so that.
-- we're taking a look at the website sad.
And that you introduce said that sexual assault at training oversight prevention act called stop acting HI think if I think -- on.
Wednesday and now what is your anticipation and when he getting so far in terms of feedback about the support for this measure.
Well it's been outstanding we've had more than 55 members agreed to co sponsored that legislation.
And that was with just putting two days of effort into it at 90%.
I haven't found the bills in the congress have less than forty.
That cosponsor so it's it's gaining the support.
It looks like next week we'll have a bipartisan bill.
So I'm I'm very hopeful that we're finally going to do something meaningful.
Not about us.
Great in the military but I tell people about it they're astonish astonishing goes on either side is that we have such a weak response to it.
Kelly really is shocking especially you know the numbers so when you look at in terms of his statistics the faxing information behind it I agree with you.
It makes little to no sense -- whatsoever for them to sort of them.
Self monitor and then -- police themselves and it's like you said there's compromising your relationships there with the chain of command.
You know close relationships in terms of -- out there working went.
And he gets that great idea do you have to send -- newly created ideas the economist sexual assault oversight and response -- -- That will have civilian and -- military experts and it's so how did you come up with that idea to have that -- and what purpose do you feel that was there.
Regular other countries that had this problem to fix it.
The United Kingdom Canada Australia.
And they use a similar model in some cases actually taking out the military completely we're keeping it in the military for creating an independent separate office with the expertise.
And the talent and the resources to do the kinds of investigations and also provide the case management for the victims so that they can actually get to a doctor.
And some of these cases they were told.
It just sleep it off go home take an aspirin and sleep it off.
-- and so there is never the DNA collected and never the kind of care that should have been given.
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