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Arizona GOP Sen. Martha McSally says she was raped in Air Force by a superior officer


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Arizona Sen. Martha McSally comes forward; Ellison Barber reports.Sen. Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, disclosed during an emotional Senate hearing on Wednesday she was "preyed upon and then raped" in the Air Force by a superior officer.The Arizona Republican, who served 26 years in the Air Force, made the disclosure during a Senate hearing on sexual assault allegations in the military. McSally said she didn't report the assault because she didn't trust the system, and was ashamed and confused.“My drive to fight against sexual assault in the ranks is not from the outside looking in," McSally began. We are steadfast in our commitment to eliminate this reprehensible behavior and breach of trust in our ranks.”CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe revelation came just weeks after Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, came forward in January with her story of being raped by a former boyfriend, saying she decided to do so after details of her divorce were made public.McSally's disclosure also comes at a time of increased awareness over the problem of harassment and assault in the armed forces.

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