Webb Campaign Press Release - Jim Webb 'Proud' to See Female Rangers
Washington (CNN)Former Sen. Jim Webb says he is "proud" to see the first two female Army Rangers, even though he'd opposed women in combat positions in the wake of his experience in the Vietnam War.
Webb, a former Virginia senator who's now a Democratic presidential candidate, told CNN's Jim Acosta in an interview Sunday on "State of the Union" that he no longer believes the position he took in a 1979 op-ed in The Washingtonian.
"I am totally comfortable now with the military being able to make these decisions in a way that goes to performance," he said, "and I am very proud to see — these two women are West Point graduates, and they went through the rigorous training, and the military should be able to decide how they are used."
Jim Webb, Webb Campaign Press Release - Jim Webb 'Proud' to See Female Rangers Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/313155