Simone Biles:"I blame Larry Nasser and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse.USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Cmte knew that I was abused by their official team doctor long before I was ever made aware of their knowledge."
Biles: "How much is a little girl worth? I sit before you today to raise my voice so that no little girl must endure what I, the athletes at this table, and the countless others who needlessly suffered under Nassar's guise of medical treatment which we continue to endure today."
Biles: "We suffer and continue to suffer because no one at FBI, USAG, or at the USOPC did what was necessary to protect us. We have been failed and we deserve answers. Nassar is where he belongs, but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable."
.@McKaylaMaroney:"I am tired of waiting for people to do the right thing because my abuse was enough & we deserve justice. These individuals clearly violated polices & were negligent in executing their duties & in doing so, more girls were abused by Larry Nassar for over a year."
Maroney:"I ask you all to hear my voice. I ask you please do all that is in your power to ensure these individuals are held responsible & accountable for ignoring my initial report, for lying about my initial report & for covering up for a child molester."
.@MagsGotSwag12: "For many hundreds of survivors of Larry Nassar, this hearing is one of our last opportunities to get justice. We ask that you do what is in your power to ensure those that engaged in wrong doing are held accountable under the law."
@Aly_Raisman: "We are deluding ourselves if we think other children can be spared the institutionalized tolerance and normalization of abuse that I and so many others had to endure."
.@Aly_Raisman: "We are deluding ourselves if we think other children can be spared the institutionalized tolerance and normalization of abuse that I and so many others had to endure."
California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein with the US gymnasts after they testified at today's Senate Judiciary hearing on Larry Nassar.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray are sworn in at today's Senate Judiciary hearing on the abuse of USA gymnasts.
FBI Director Wray: "I'd like to make a promise to the women who appeared here today and to all survivors of abuse. I am not interested in simply addressing this wrong and moving on."
Wray: "It's my commitment to you that I and my entire senior leadership team are going to make damn sure everybody at the FBI remembers what happened here in heartbreaking detail. We need to remember the pain that occurred when our folks failed to do their jobs."
Wray: "We need to study it. We need to learn from it. That is the best way I know to make sure this devastating tragedy is never repeated."

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