The remains of Vanessa Guillen, an Army specialist, were discovered last month about 25 miles from Fort Hood in central Texas. She was the victim, officials said, of a fellow soldier. Now her death has attracted the attention of the nation — veterans, active-duty service members and civilians.Today, we examine what some claim to be a pervasive culture of sexual harassment inside the U.S. military. Guest: Jennifer Steinhauer, a Washington reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading: Women from the military say the response to Specialist Guillen’s killing is their #MeToo moment and a prompt to examine racial inequities in the service.
New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer joins CBS News' Caitlin Huey-Burns to discuss her new book, "The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress." Steinhauer shares what she learned as she followed along for the first year of the historic class of congresswomen elected in 2018. She explains why Democratic women fared better in their contests than Republicans and how the growing number of women is helping to reshape House rules.
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