A GOP House member says that the House of Representatives has passed “at least 12” Veterans Administration reform bills, only to have Koch-obsessed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid block them from being voted on.
REP JACKIE WALORSKI (R-IN): In the past 18 months, since I’ve been a member of Congress, we’ve passed, on the House floor, at least 12 reform VA bills. Mandating the VA to fix different things, mandating the VA to report different things, mandating them to fix their website, bipartisan bills that went to the Senate, and they are DOA on the Senate side
Unknown whether that list includes a bill passed last week that would allow those responsible for the most recent abuses and corruption to be fired; Senate Democrats have blocked action on that bill, too. (I guess they were too busy with more important things like demanding the NFL change the name of the Washington Redskins football club.)
Gee, I wonder if President Obama is #MadderThanHell that his senate Democrats are obstructing VA reforms. (Oh, no wait, he went and played round of golf number 173 this weekend.)
Also, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an avowed Socialist who feels right at home the Democrat Caucus, says the VA scandal is no big deal. “People die every day.”
But one Democrat, at least, is demanding accountability: Nancy Pelosi says George W. Bush is responsible for the VA corruption and abuses that took place under Barack H. Obama, and should be held accountable.