Clinton Pushes Crackdown on ‘Epidemic’ of Campus Sexual Assault

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laid out a proposal Monday to combat the “epidemic” of sexual assault on college campuses.

At a “Women for Hillary” event in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Clinton said that “every student deserves a safe environment in which to learn and thrive, not live in fear.”

“It is not enough to condemn campus sexual assault. We need to end campus sexual assault,” she said.

This is the first time Clinton is addressing the issue on the campaign trail.

The former secretary of state’s proposal is based on the work that the Obama administration has done to highlight sexual assault prevention.

“As president, I’ll fight to make sure every campus offers every survivor the support she needs and will make sure those services are comprehensive, confidential and coordinated,” she said.