McCain: Obama’s VA Response ‘Wholly Insufficient’

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from Truth Revolt,

n a statement released a short time ago, Senator John McCain expressed his dissatisfaction with the President’s remarks this morning concerning the VA scandal.

While I am glad that after many weeks of refusing to acknowledge this widening scandal, President Obama finally saw fit to speak about it today, but his remarks are wholly insufficient in addressing the fundamental, systemic problems plaguing our veterans’ health care system. According to the latest reports, 26 VA facilities nationwide are now being investigated, and this Administration’s ineffectual response has created a crisis of confidence in our veterans’ community. We need answers, leadership and accountability, none of which we’ve seen from the Obama Administration to date. Further, Congress must act to address the systemic problems at the VA by giving its leaders greater ability to hire and fire those charged with providing care, and by giving veterans far greater flexibility in how they get quality care in a timely manner.

The remark about the ability to hire and fire is especially pertinent as there has yet to be any meaningful accountability on the part of the administration who have known about this problem for years, as the President himself admitted in his remarks this morning.

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