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Ernst Asks for US Senate to Begin Investigation into USA Gymnastics in Wake of Nassar Scandal
WASHINGTON, DC -- Iowa Senator Joni Ernst wants to start an investigation into USA Gymnastics and its leadership in the wake of the sexual abuse investigations of former team doctor Larry Nassar. "The reprehensible actions of this so-called doctor have been exposed, yet there are still so many questions that remain," Ernst said on Wednesday as she and New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced they are sponsoring a resolution that would create a special committee to investigate the gymnastics organization. Nassar has been sentenced to more than 200 years in prison for sexually abusing Olympic gymnasts and Michigan State University athletes who were under his care.