Yesterday, despite 33 Democrats who voted no, the House passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act, which “would relax the standard bureaucratic red tape that makes it exceedingly difficult to fire government employees, even those implicated in an embarrassing scandal.”
Unfortunately, Senate Democrats weren’t quite so receptive to the prospect of accountability for VA employees. Today, Marco Rubio requested that the Senate take up and pass the bill. Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders, speaking on behalf of the Dems, agreed to … a hearing:
— STEW (@StewSays) May 22, 2014
Senate Democrats have just blocked the Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act… House passed 390-33 yesterday. pic.twitter.com/d0EC1N8ifG
— Eric Cantor (@EricCantor) May 22, 2014
— John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) May 22, 2014
Democrats are courageously blocking a bill that would allow the VA to fire people “based on performance”
— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesUSA) May 22, 2014
Senate Dems are blocking a bill to help fix the problems at VA and President Obama is off to Cooperstown.
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) May 22, 2014
Followed by a pair of fundraisers. Because priorities, right? Like President Obama, Senate Dems clearly have a firm grasp on what matters. They’ll get to the vets eventually or something. When they’re done caring about the really important things:
Veterans are not getting proper medical treatment yet Democrats in Senate think the Washington Redskins name is a more important issue.
— Christian N. (@CRENpolitics) May 22, 2014
“Our troops are dying!” – America
“Yeah, but that Redskins football team is totally racist. We should do something!” – Democrats
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) May 22, 2014
— James (@DundalkMurtagh) May 22, 2014
Veterans are dying because the VA wanted to pad its numbers. How do Democrats respond? The Redskins need to change their name.
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 22, 2014
Conservatives are painted as a clown show but the Democrats think the name of the Washington Redskins is more important than dead veterans.
— H (@Tark31) May 22, 2014
— Jim Gill (@jimmygill) May 22, 2014
Our heroes deserve so much better than this.