Absolutely disgusting. I don’t care how venerated he is, this is wrong.
An amendment that would prevent the government from working with contractors who denied victims of assault the right to bring their case to court is in danger of being watered down or stripped entirely from a larger defense appropriations bill.
Multiple sources have told the Huffington Post that Sen. Dan Inouye, a longtime Democrat from Hawaii, is considering removing or altering the provision, which was offered by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and passed by the Senate several weeks ago.
Firedoglake puts it more succinctly:
Inouye has a long record of service, but this will forever mar that record if it turns out to be true. I hope he reconsiders.
Crooks and Liars is also weighing in.