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Rand Paul, Ted Cruz back plan to address military sex assaults

Two high-profile conservative Republican senators are joining a push to remove the military chain of command from considering allegations of sexual assault in the ranks.

Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) on Tuesday formally signed on to a plan by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) that would establish a new system to prosecute sex assault cases in the military.