Washington DC - On Tuesday, December 2, at 10:00 AM E.T., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) held a press conference to discuss her bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) with Susan Collins (R-ME), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Rand Paul (R-KY). The legislation would remove the decision to prosecute major felonies, including rape and sexual assault, from the conflicted and often-biased chain of command, and put it in the hands of professionally trained, independent prosecutors. Senator Gillibrand is leading a bipartisan coalition of Senators to reintroduce and pass MJIA as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is expected to be voted on in December. At the event, former Air Force Chief Prosecutor Colonel Don Christensen (Ret.), joined Senator Gillibrand and others in support of MJIA. This was be Col Christensen's first media appearance since announcing in a New ...
Protect Our Defenders