Will Speaker Allow It? Congressman Asks House To End Obama Policy Allowing Rape of Children on U.S. Military Bases
Congressman Asks House To End Obama Policy Allowing Rape of Children on U.S. Military Bases
Washington Times: House Republican moves to protect rape whistleblowers in military
In a response to the case of a Green Beret whom the Army wants to boot for confronting an accused child abuser in Afghanistan, a House war veteran lawmaker is introducing a bill that would make such rape illegal on a military base.
The move by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, comes as the Army put off a final decision on the career of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland.
Now a hero to pro-defense and social conservatives, Sgt. Martland and his supervising officer roughed up an Afghan police officer immediately after they learned he was accused of raping a boy.
"Somehow the Department of defense doesn't have a policy that forbids pedophilia and child rape on U.S. installations," said Mr. Hunter, explaining why his bill is needed. "They refuse to do the right thing in this case."
"My bill makes it illegal to have child rape on a military base," said Mr. Hunter, a former Marine Corps officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. "You're not allowed to rape children on U.S. installations. It's that simple."