Republican presidential candidate John Kasich takes a question from a student about rape and what his stance would be as president. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate John Kasich was questioned by a student on what his stance on sexual assault would be if elected president during a town hall meeting in Watertown, New York on Friday. "Being that I am a young female college student, what are you going to do in office as president to help me feel safer and more secure regarding sexual violence, harassment, and rape?" she asked. Kasich replied by saying that students should know that resources are available for them from the moment they enroll at an institution, and that there should be a confidential path towards seeking justice. "We think that when you enroll, you ought to absolutely know that if something happens to you, along the lines of sexual harassment, or whatever, you have a place to go, where there is a confidential reporting; where there is an ability for you to access a rape kit; where that is kept confidential, but where it gives you the opportunity to pursue justice," he said. "I would also give you one bit of advice: don't go to parties where there's a lot of alcohol," he went on to say. Both Republican and Presidential candidates are racing for votes ahead of Tuesday's crucial New York nominating contest, where Kasich scored a victory with the endorsement of former New York Governor George Pataki, an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for the Nov. 8 election.