Concerned Veterans for America Responds to Hillary Clinton’s Defense of VA Remarks
Calls out Clinton for not having a plan on VA reform
Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) CEO Pete Hegseth released the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton’s most recent comments on the Department of Veterans Affairs:
“Mrs. Clinton’s statement today that she is ‘outraged’ by the problems at the VA ring hollow – especially in light of her recent comments downplaying the VA scandal.
“If the plight of veterans was a priority for Mrs. Clinton, she would already have a plan to reform the VA, not be promising one a month from now — and only after a serious campaign gaffe. She would not have been almost completely silent on veterans’ issues since 2008, staying on the sidelines while veterans were refused appointments and suffered needlessly at the hands of career-minded bureaucrats. Indeed, after declaring the VA to be not ‘worthy of our veterans’ sacrifice,’ and calling the problems at one VA medical center ‘just one symptom of a much larger problem,’ Mrs. Clinton gave up the fight for the veterans she claimed to cherish.
“CVA has put forth a comprehensive, bipartisan VA reform plan that has been endorsed by veterans’ service organizations and independent commissions alike. Although we are incredibly disappointed in Mrs. Clinton’s recent public statements on the VA, we would welcome the chance to sit down and discuss our reform proposals with her as she formulates her VA ‘reform’ plan.”
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