You've got to be kidding me. https://t.co/P4H5SR5bFy
— BT (@back_ttys) October 24, 2015
— The Hill (@thehill) October 24, 2015
Clinton: Veterans Affairs scandal not a ‘widespread’ problem https://t.co/RGXqXGtqwW
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) October 24, 2015
At least she didn’t call the VA scandal a “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.” Oh wait, she did in her own way:
Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton says the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) scandal is not as “widespread” a problem as coverage of the incident would indicate.
She said the problem is real, but cautioned that “it’s not been as widespread as it has been made out to be” on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” on Friday.
The former first lady blamed Republicans for using the issue as part of an “ideological agenda” and said they want the VA to “fail.”
Willing to propagate ANY Lie, ANY day.
This is *your* candidate, Democrats… https://t.co/mm8vNQQry1
— justturnright (@justturnright) October 24, 2015
A government report released last year contradicts Clinton:
In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by “significant and chronic system failures,” substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers and internal and congressional investigators.
A summary of the review by deputy White House chief of staff Rob Nabors says the Veterans Health Administration must be restructured and that a “corrosive culture” has hurt morale and affected the timeliness of health care. The review also found that a 14-day standard for scheduling veterans’ medical appointments is unrealistic and that some employees manipulated the wait times so they would appear to be shorter.
As Hillary’s husband might say, it depends on what your definition of “widespread” is…
@kerpen won't be reported by most news orgs
— Jason Hornbuckle (@JasonHornbuckle) October 24, 2015
— AnnM (@smsretiree) October 24, 2015
Because once you have the blood of 4 dead Americans on your hands,300,000 vets dying while waiting doesn't seem bad https://t.co/17Xsq9lqc9
— Rodzilla (@clantro) October 24, 2015
@thehill cause Vets don't give a heck of a lot of $ for the Clinton Foundation
— BEVS (@BrinleyEvans) October 24, 2015
@thehill Tell that to a veteran!!!!
— Maralyn Burstein (@MaralynBurstein) October 24, 2015
@thehill In 1993, the "word" traveled fast, The Clintons hate the military, past, present and future
— Dave Berns (@duraglitty) October 24, 2015
Elitist Elderly Democrat says VA is just fine. https://t.co/NyuxRIrddx
— Rob Tam (@robtr2) October 24, 2015
— AMERICA (@flyboymcgee) October 24, 2015
— SciulliJAB (@SciulliJAB) October 24, 2015
— Mike T (@TroofMaster) October 24, 2015