Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., said Wednesday that while in the Air Force, she was raped by a superior officer.
The dramatic revelation came as she testified before a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing on sexual assault in the military.
"I was preyed upon and raped by a superior officer," McSally told the hearing in her opening statement.
She testified that she blamed herself, adding, "I was ashamed and confused." She said she did not report her assault, saying, "I didn't trust the system at the time."