October 27, 2015

McCain To Clinton: Apologize To Our Veterans

During an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Hillary Clinton claimed that the VA scandal was not “as widespread as it has been made out to be.”

Senator John McCain, who is a veteran and was as a POW for five and a half years in Vietnam, blasted Clinton for her lack of understanding on this issue:

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., issued a terse, written demand for an apology: “Hillary Clinton’s remarks … show a total lack of appreciation for the crisis facing veterans’ health care today. Secretary Clinton owes an apology to the families of the veterans who lost their loved ones due to mismanagement and corruption in the federal government.”

Clinton and her campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

As many as 40 American veterans died while waiting for care in the Phoenix VA facility alone. Additionally, CNN conducted investigations in South Carolina and Georgia that found long wait times are needlessly killing veterans and the culture of secret waiting lists has also been reported at facilities in Austin, Texas, Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, to name a few.

It’s unclear what Clinton meant when she said the problem has not been “as widespread as it has been made out to be,” but it is clear Clinton doesn’t know what she’s talking about when it comes to our nation’s veterans and the care they deserve.