Republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson offered to pay for the death benefits to military families in the wake of the government shutdown, but his offer was denied.
Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, joined The Kelly File Thursday night to weigh in on calls for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation in the wake of the military death benefits scandal.
On The Factor last night, Bill O'Reilly assessed the situation in Washington D.C. with Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume, and he once again vented his anger over the denial of military death benefits.
In an interview with Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.), Bill Hemmer expressed his own outrage over the military failing to pay death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers due to the government shutdown. Fisher House has stepped in to make the payments and the government will reimburse the charity at a later date.
Fox News Channel’s Ed Henry pressed White House spokesman Jay Carney over the suspension of military death benefits in response to the government shutdown.
Secretary of Defense Check Hagel has announced a deal that would restore death benefits to family members of fallen soldiers.
Gretchen Carlson sat down with Bill O'Reilly this afternoon on Real Story to get his take on fallen soldiers being denied benefits amid the government shutdown. O'Reilly called on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign immediately, saying he could have prevented this from happening simply by getting President Obama to authorize the payments to continue.
Alan Colmes and Katie Pavlich got into it this morning during a debate on America's Newsroom over the controversy surrounding the denial of death benefits to military families. Families whose loved ones have been killed overseas since the government shutdown took effect are not even being flown to Dover, Del., in order to greet family member's coffins.
An emotional Colonel Oliver North (Ret.) spoke out against the United States government denying death benefits to families of fallen soldiers and blaming it on the shutdown.
Family members of United States fallen soldiers are receiving the ultimate insult by the very government that sent their loved ones to war.