Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said Sunday that she is moving forward with her original bill that addresses sexual assault in the military, and that she is optimistic about the prospects of her legislation.
Despite a split in the Senate over how to address sexual assaults in the military, Gillibrand is confident that she will surpass the more than 50 votes she currently has in the Senate to pass her bill.
“I think we’ll get them,” she said on ABC’s “This Weel” about the 60 votes she would need to overcome fillibuster in the Senate.
She also responded to a comment that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) made Wednesday that Gillibrand does not have the experience needed to draft legislation on this issue.
“This is my job,” Gillibrand said, referring to her role on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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