Durbin Statement on Investigation Into Possible Sexual Assaults and Misconduct at Fort Hood

[Washington, D.C.] - Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Army announced an investigation into sexual assault by a noncommissioned officer assigned to sexual assault prevention office at Fort Hood, Texas:


“Reports of widespread sexual assaults in the armed services show a disgraceful culture of abuse that must be stopped. Reports of a soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, assigned to prevent and report sexual assaults, being accused of serious sexual misconduct, abuse, and maltreatment of soldiers is reprehensible. Next week, the Army will be before my subcommittee and they will face tough questions about these accusations.”


A hearing on the Army’s FY14 budget request is scheduled for 10am on Wednesday, April 22nd.