A veteran group is calling on him to visit the scandal-plagued VA. That won’t be happening…
Via Daily Caller:
When President Obama visits Phoenix on Thursday to speak about the benefits of home ownership, he’ll be less than a mile away from the place where a major scandal began last year: the Phoenix VA hospital.
Since he will be close by, one veterans advocacy group believes Obama should visit the facility to show that he is committed to fixing the flawed VA system.
“If President Obama wanted to get the ground truth — and send a signal of strong leadership — he would take the time to visit the Phoenix VA hospital during his forthcoming trip to that neighborhood,” Pete Hegseth, the CEO of Concerned Veterans for American, said in a statement.
The Phoenix VA served as the flashpoint for the scandal, which led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and the eventual firing of Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix facility.