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Senators back vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff nominee, who is accused of sexual assault

"The truth is Gen. Hyten is innocent of these charges," Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) said at Hyten's confirmation hearing on Tuesday. "Sexual assault happens in the military. It just didn't happen in this case."

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Nomination of Joint Chiefs vice chairman back on track despite sexual assault allegations

Sen. Tammy Duckowrth has said she finds Hyten's accuser 'very believable.'