Two key senators said Sunday the military still had much more to do when it comes to battling sexual assault.

Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill MORE (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-S.C.) said the military needed to ensure that victims who came forward would be protected, and that armed services leaders needed to help change the culture.

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“I want to salute the women who serve and are putting up with way too much crap. This needs to end,” Graham said on "Fox News Sunday."

Both President Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelThe Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's 12:30 Report Billionaires stopping climate change action have a hold on Trump, GOP MORE said in recent speeches that stamping out sexual assault should be a top priority, after a Pentagon study found a sharp increase in assaults in 2012.

Durbin called the issue “truly a scourge on the military.”

“I think we understand the future of the military is a military with men and women in leadership,” the Illinois Democrat said.


Graham, who was highly critical on the show about the president’s national security policies, said Obama was on target on this issue.

“The president spoke well of this problem,” he said. “It is a disgrace.”