'It's Just Completely Wrong': Report Reveals VA's Misleading 'Fact' Sheet
A new report from the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General says the VA misled Congress, members of the press and the public about how many veterans died or suffered as a result of delays in treatment.
In April, the VA issued a fact sheet that said 23 veterans died and 76 suffered serious harm due to those delays. Now, the fact sheet is being called into question by the inspector general, who says the VA only looked back at records as far as 2007.
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), who sits on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, joined Brian Kilmeade on "Fox and Friends" this morning and said the report is "absolutely outrageous."
"This again points to the fact that we are treating our best and brightest veterans this way, that we ask them to go fight for freedom and liberty, and they do, and they come out and the government turns its back and walks away. It's just completely wrong," Walorski said.
She said she thought they should be able to prosecute, imprison or fire multiple mid-level executives at the VA. The fact that many of them are getting full pensions and no consequences is wrong, according to Walorski.
"They should be fired and somebody needs to be in prison," Walorski said. 'We'll never know how many millions of veterans fell through this gigantic lapse of sanity inside the VA."
"Americans deserve better, our veterans deserve better, and we're going to get to the bottom of it on this committee."
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