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Air Force takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for Leak of GOP Congressional Candidate’s Sexual Assault Records

Air Force takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for Leak of GOP Congressional Candidate’s Sexual Assault Records

Indiana Reps. Jim Banks and Larry Bucshon said Jennifer Ruth Green’s records were provided to “an opposition research firm.”

Jennifer Ruth-Green is running to represent Indiana’s 1st congressional district. The compelling Republican candidate has an impressive background, and the district could be a GOP pick-up.

Democrats have represented this industrial, union-friendly corner of northwest Indiana in Congress for nearly a century. But their grip on the seat is in question as the party faces headwinds around the U.S. this year, buffeted by President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings and high inflation.

The contours of this district, encompassing Gary, have been redrawn to be slightly more friendly to Republicans. Green, meanwhile, offers a compelling biography that includes 20-plus years of Air Force service. She’s still active in the Indiana Air National Guard.

The potential for her victory would explain the recent hit piece that Politico ran, which included a sexual assault that occurred while she was serving in Iraq.

An Iraq War veteran running for Congress in Indiana has accused Politico of  improperly revealing details of her sexual assault to paint her as a “failed military officer.”

Jennifer-Ruth Green, a Republican running against Rep. Frank Mrvan in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District, was profiled by reporter Adam Wren in a Friday article that revealed an Iraqi serviceman grabbed her breast and exposed himself after she left a group of officers to climb a guard tower during a visit to Iraq’s national training center.

“We said, ‘No, please don’t [publish the assault] – and they did it anyway,” Green said of Politico and Wren during an interview with Fox News Digital.

“At one point in my life I said to my assailant, ‘No, please stop, don’t’ and he did what he wanted to do. This is the exact same situation all over again, all because there was a man who wanted some sort of gratification.”

Normally, a Freedom of Information Act request would not lead to releasing this type of confidential documentation, despite Politico‘s claims otherwise.

Now the US Air Force has taken responsibility for the release of a candidate’s confidential personnel records that contained details about her sexual assault.

In a joint statement that was first shared with Fox News Digital, Indiana GOP Rep. Jim Banks, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, and Indiana GOP Rep. Larry Bucshon, described a discussion they had with Air Force Inspector General Lt. Gen. Stephen Davis about the Air Force Personnel Center’s release of Indiana 1st Congressional District candidate Air Force Lt. Col. Jennifer-Ruth Green’s confidential personnel records:

“On yesterday’s call, the Air Force took full responsibility for improperly releasing Lt. Col. Green’s confidential personnel records to an opposition research firm just weeks before the midterm election. Lt. Gen. Davis informed us that the leaker has been identified and will be held accountable.”

The congressmen also stated that there is an investigation underway to determine “whether the leaker had a political or financial motive” or had an accomplice in the release of Green’s records.

Tucker Carlson interviewed Green to discuss the hypocrisy of the Congressional Black Caucus, which claims to advocate for African-American communities while it backs a white Democrat over a Black conservative.

The Congressional Black Caucus has thrown its financial support behind a white male Democratic congressman in Indiana rather than to his challenger who is looking to become the only Black female Republican in Congress.

“It’s the American people versus the DC politicians and lobbyists,” Air Force veteran Jennifer-Ruth Green told Fox News Digital in a statement. “I’m with the American people. The Congressional Black Caucus is with the politicians and lobbyists, and their career politician ally Frank Mrvan. America’s poorest communities are proof Frank Mrvan and the CBC care more about power and helping themselves than helping the people of northwest Indiana. It’s sad.”

Campaign finance records show that the CBC donated $5,000 to the campaign of Democratic Congressman Frank Mrvan in late September as he runs to defend his seat representing Indiana’s First Congressional District. The caucus donated to Mrvan instead of his challenger Green, who would become the sole Black Republican woman in Congress if elected.

Clearly, this will be an interesting race to watch Nov. 8th.

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Comments

ahad haamoratsim | October 27, 2022 at 7:08 am

Remind me again what we call it when someone blames a woman for being sexually assaulted? And in this case, not only blames her, but condemns her.

So wait, SHE was sexually assaulted, and the left thought it would damage her campaign by releasing this information?

No, the real story is the CBC refusing her membership, just as the refused Flores a membership in the CHC.

Democrats gotta racist.

Another real story is the fact that our military has been infiltrated to such an extent by people who will violate their obligations under military law in order to support a political party.

    CommoChief in reply to Gosport. | October 27, 2022 at 8:12 am

    IMO, probably not someone in a uniform but a civilian employee. Your point remains. Simple decency should preclude this. We are way past the point of no return on any expectation that civic and cultural norms will act as a barrier to partisans.

    The pearl clutching faction within the electorate and our media / commenting class who always denounce any r missteps very loudly have been curiously restrained here. That tells us they were never serious about any incident being a problem. Instead they used the issue as club to bash people they disagree with.

    Hopefully this incident will be enough to illuminate and inform the broader public to the absolute hypocrisy of these people. It isn’t unreasonable to ask for consistency and the coming claims of ‘whataboutism’ will further show how morally bankrupt these folks are. Eff everyone involved in this travesty.

    venril in reply to Gosport. | October 27, 2022 at 8:51 am

    This infiltration by Leftist activists is happening all over. The senior management in many large corporations was seized by these clowns; once one gets in, (HR is the usual attack point) they work to hire and place more politically reliable folks. Lockheed Martin and NGC, premier defense contractors, have notoriously Woke corporate executives. I’ve seen it, first hand. Hell, look at Gen Miley, FFS. “The march through the institutions” was not an idle threat nor conspiracy theory.

    tolerancematters in reply to Gosport. | October 27, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Politico is also to blame. Once they received this improper personnel information, Politico should have:

    1. Not run the story
    2. Notified proper authorities to alert them to this improper release of personnel records.

    The strange thing is that Politico has helped Jennifer Ruth-Green’s campaign. Of course the main stream media will remain as silent as a church mouse.

The Gentle Grizzly | October 27, 2022 at 7:52 am

The Congressional Black Caucus has thrown its financial support behind a white male Democratic congressman in Indiana rather than to his challenger who is looking to become the only Black female Republican in Congress.

I have a dreeeeeammmm,,,! that some day we will stop seeing “only”, “first”, and other signs of uniqueness based on the color of skin, or the sex of the person being remarked upon.

Whoopee Peabody | October 27, 2022 at 8:09 am

“…the Air Force took full responsibility”

If they took full responsibility somebody would be punished. Anytime there is a violation in the military somebody, if guilty, or in this case admitting guilt, will be punishied.

Therefore this is a lie.

    Whoopee Peabody in reply to Whoopee Peabody. | October 27, 2022 at 8:12 am

    Leaker has been identified? So what, in the military, the commander will be releived and maybe his commander. Not just the low level flunkie—-who is not identified.

    exactly right, I cam here to post that same concept. SOMEBODY broke the law and SOMEBODY failed to supervise. Those individuals must be held to account.

    Yep, my thoughts exactly. If they took ‘full responsibility’ then tell us exactly who is facing court martial over this. Or if a civilian, who has been fired? What criminal charges are they facing.

    Crickets.

    Derp.

No principles from the left. To revictimize a “uterus having woman of color” would be sacrilege, but luckily she happens to be a republican. Worse, a republican wanting to hold a public office in a heated midterm!

And they will blame voter fraud, not human decency, for when they get their hides tanned next month.

Colonel Travis | October 27, 2022 at 8:51 am

Take full responsibility? What’s the Air Force gonna do, go stand in a corner the rest of the day? Give up its x box for a week?

Such a stupid phrase.

smalltownoklahoman | October 27, 2022 at 8:53 am

Should we be surprised by this? There’s no low the Dems won’t stoop too in order to maintain power.

Capitalist-Dad | October 27, 2022 at 9:36 am

Interesting how when reprobates in government “take full responsibility” their lives and work go on undisturbed by any consequences.

Which means nothing if they do not find, fire, and prosecute the leaker.

The Air “Farce”‘s notion of taking full responsibility for this criminal act is very different from mine. What is the name of the person who leaked the information? Is that person being court-martialed or criminally prosecuted? What changes has the Air Force implemented to ensure this doesn’t ever happen again? Has it apologized in writing to Ms. Green? What actions are being taken against the opposition firm or the Congressman for this highly unethical and illegal action? Taking responsibility means doing something to repent and make things right. No one is sorry that this happened. They are only sorry they got caught.

While I understand her not wanting this information released I fail to comprehend how the left thinks his hurts her. She was a victim. Me Too? These people are the biggest hypocrites in the universe.

It is imperative that the leaker be publicly identified and punished and the victim allowed to recover damages from the individual.

Leslie Eastman, why did you capitalize Black but not White? It seems that you are a racist.

I’m sure we are all shocked that illegal/improper leaks from government agencies or departments, be it the IRS, DoD, DOJ, FBI or what-have-you, always insure to the benefit of the vile Dumb-o-crats, and, always are intended to damage GOP/conservative candidates and officeholders.

“They take full responsiblity. Gee, that’s nice. Like of like ‘apologies’, they continue the same conduct.

Unless a head rolls – and that head isn’t immediatley hired by another swamp concern at a higher salary – their ‘taking’ anything is pile if sh*t.

David Frye doing Nixon: “I take all the responsibility … but none of the blame.”

Works here, too.

They’ll only have taken “full responsibility” when they prosecute, imprison, and Dishonorably Discharge the offender.

They ought to file a criminal complaint against the opposition research firm AND the D candidate in the race that employed them. Prosecute the reporter at POLITICO also.

Anyone think any of that will happen?

No, Saying you “take full responsibility” for something and then not actually doing anything at all is BS. Just empty words.

whether the leaker had a political or financial motive

I’ll believe there was no political motive when I start seeing Democrats having such information leaked.

Lt. Gen Davis decoded: “Lt. Gen. Davis informed us that the leaker has been identified and will be held accountable promoted.”

    CaptTee in reply to JPL17. | October 28, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    I hear there is an opening for the informer at Thule AB, Greenland. I hear it has nice weather a week or two in the summer.

My bet is the leaker is a civilian employee of the Air Force and therefore subject to the full range of civil service protections and practically immune to termination.