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Tea party Republican Senators Rand Paul (TN) and Ted Cruz (TX) have joined an effort spearheaded by Democratic Sen. Kristen Gillibrand to take prosecution of military sexual assaults out of the armed forces chain of command and place it in civilian hands. According to Politico, the two outspoken conservatives, who have both hinted at presidential runs in 2016, could provide Gillibrand’s bill, with “critical conservative cover” that it will need to gain a majority of votes in the Senate.
The purpose of the bill is to take the prosecution of sexual assaults of the military’s chain of command and hand it over to civilian authorities. Outside the military hierarchy, officers and subordinates alike will be treated as equal before the law. Currently, the majority of sexual assaults in the military go unpunished, if they are reported at all.
\and Cruz will be questioned incessantly about his "natural born citizen status" as even though his parents are both citizens Cruz himself was born in Canada.