Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., right, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., arrive for a Senate vote on military sexual assault legislation on Capitol Hill on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Sens. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat (left), and Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, speak at a Washington news conferemce Thursday. (Associated Press)
An amendment introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, to preserve tight restrictions on Guantanamo detainees was defeated by a vote of 55 to 43 in the Senate. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, calls the Justice Department's move "another example of the Obama administration imposing its will on the states."
**FILE** Senate Armed Services Committee member Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican (Associated Press)