October 9, 2022
Contact: Kevin Hansberger
Statement on Mrvan and Allies Illegally Obtaining Green’s Military Records, Politico Outing Sexual Assault
Crown Point, IN – Today Jennifer-Ruth Green, candidate for Congress in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District, released the following statement responding to Congressman Frank Mrvan and his cronies illegally obtaining Green’s military records, attempting to smear her military career and working with Politico to out her as a victim of sexual assault while serving in Iraq:
“I’m a survivor of sexual trauma in the military. I am being forced to share this information outside of my own timeline and for the first time publicly because my Congressman, Frank Mrvan, and his cronies illegally obtained my military records describing my sexual assault. His team fished the details of my assault to different news outlets, asking them to share misinformation to portray me as a failed military officer who lacks integrity. This is false.
I believe after sharing my assault against the advice of some in my command, my career was intentionally derailed. The paperwork Congressman Mrvan illegally obtained contains information that reflects me in a negative light. I have since appealed the incident with the military, and the entire issue is settled. Clearly, I have progressed as a military member, promoting to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and successfully completing a command tour.
I have written to the U.S. Attorney, the Air Force Inspector General, and the Department of Defense asking them to launch criminal probes into the release of my confidential personnel file.
I am saddened to have to share publicly one of the most private events of my life, and I’m even more saddened that Congressman Mrvan, who I applauded for authoring the Military Sexual Trauma bill, would engage in or tolerate this despicable behavior from his campaign and his allies. It’s unacceptable for every vet, it’s unacceptable for every woman, and it’s unacceptable for anyone who has ever been a victim of sexual assault.
However, God, my family, my Pastor and his wife, and the mental health providers at the Adam Benjamin VA have been instrumental in helping me thrive after this great difficulty.
As a servant and as a leader, I take my words and my responsibilities seriously. I will continue to serve people with integrity, and I am undeterred by Congressman Mrvan’s attacks. As I have always, I will move forward and succeed despite obstacles such as this thrown in my path.”
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Jennifer-Ruth Green is a conservative Republican, Air Force Academy graduate, combat veteran and serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indiana Air National Guard. Learn more at www.Jennifer-RuthGreen.com