Friday, May 23, 2014

Dem Congressman Blasts Shinseki and Obama Over VA Scandal

What the V.A. has done to our military vets is absolutely unconscionable. The fact that it wasn't just one or two random V.A. hospitals that were fudging records but a whole slew of them nationwide, makes it doubly so.

And it's not just Republicans who are outraged, there are even some Democrats who are equally disgusted with the scandal.  In this video, Congressman David Scott, D-GA, takes the Veterans Administration to task and actually criticizes Barack Obama for his lack of "urgency."  He also wants Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki sacked, and happens to be a co-sponsor of a bill that would allow for that to happen.

We send our troops abroad, put them in harms way, and then deny them prompt medical care when they return stateside?  Putting some on secret lists because of delays in treatment?  So far, 26 hospitals are under investigation, and 40 vets probably died because of those delays  at the Phoenix hospital alone.

When Scott and Republican chair of the House Veteran Affairs committee Jeff Miller paid a visit to the VA hospital in Atlanta, Scott claims they were lied to by administrators regarding suicides.

“And they told a damn lie! Because the very next day it was exposed there was another solider that committed suicide. And they covered it up."
He was also critical of Obama's tepid response to the scandal. And you certainly can't call him racist since Scott is black.

“I listened to the President today, and I was very disappointed with President Obama today,” he said. “There was no urgency. Mr. President, we need urgency, we need you to roll up our sleeves and get into these hospitals!”
Obama refuses to fire Shinseki, and Shinseki refuses to resign.  If the scandal continues to escalate that very well could change.

We owe our vets!

Source: Daily Caller

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