Obama Stands Behind Shinsek on VA Scandal
Obama will shrug off another scandal. Unreal.
Check it out:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning, everybody.
I just met with Secretary Shinseki and Rob Nabors, who I temporarily assigned to work with Secretary Shinseki and the VA, and we focused on two issues: the allegations of misconduct at Veterans Affairs facilities and our broader mission of caring for our veterans and their families.
As commander in chief, I have the honor of standing with our men and women in uniform at every step of their service, from the moment they take their oath; to when our troops prepare to deploy to Afghanistan, where they put their lives on the line for our security; to their bedside as our wounded warriors fight to recover from terrible injuries. The most searing moments of my presidency have been going to Walter Reed or Bethesda or Bagram and meeting troops who have left a part of themselves on the battlefield, and their spirit and their determination to recover and often to serve again is always an inspiration.
So these men and women and their families are the best that our country has to offer. They’ve done their duty, and they ask nothing more than that this country does ours — that we uphold our sacred trust to all who have served. So when I heard allegations of misconduct — any misconduct, whether it’s allegations of VA staff covering up long wait times or cooking the books — I will not stand for it, not as commander in chief, but also not as an American.
None of us should. So if these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it, period.