Obama: 'To Anyone Out There Who Has Ever Been Assaulted... I’ve Got Your Back'
President Obama made a rather sweeping statement in his weekly address as his administration launches the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault. In a show of support to victims of assault, the president said:
To anyone out there who has ever been assaulted: You are not alone. We have your back. I’ve got your back.
The White House blog gives a fuller description of the president's message:
In his weekly address, President Obama said that the Administration has taken another important step to protect women at college by establishing the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault. An estimated 1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted at college, and the President said that we will keep taking actions like strengthening the criminal justice system, reaching out to survivors, and changing social norms so that all Americans can feel safe and protected as they pursue their own piece of the American dream.