Concerned Veterans for America Condemns VA Secretary’s Comments on Veterans’ Wait Times
Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Vice President for Political and Legislative Action Dan Caldwell released a statement today following VA Secretary Bob McDonald’s comments comparing veterans waiting weeks or months for care to wait times at Disney World:
“This statement from Secretary McDonald isn’t just offensive – it also shows that he doesn’t even view long wait times and secret wait lists as real problems in need of a fix. To compare veterans’ experiences waiting weeks and months for care to tourists waiting in line to see Mickey Mouse demonstrates just how out of touch the secretary is with the struggles many veterans deal with while waiting for care at the VA. His comments also display a lack of seriousness about solving the deep, structural problems within the VA and are further evidence that Secretary McDonald is not the serious reformer he promised to be. The secretary should be ashamed of these comments, and he should publicly apologize to the hundreds of thousands of veterans whose experiences he has so casually dismissed.”
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