By DAVE McMILLION
Joined by 81 colleagues, U.S. Rep Roscoe Bartlett introduced legislation Thursday that would ban mixed-sex training at military facilities.
The move follows Bartlett's comments earlier in the week in which he said mixing women and men in military training operations has been a "catastrophe."
"We're doing all of this to the goddess of political correctness," said Bartlett, who added that he did not think a "powder puff" military would be very effective.
The issue has come under scrutiny after Delmar Simpson, a drill sergeant at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, was convicted last week by a court-martial jury of 18 counts of rape and 29 other offenses against female trainees. Simpson was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison and given a dishonorable discharge.