Statement of Maine Governor LePage on VA Scandal

Governor Paul R. LePage



AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage today released a statement calling for action from President Barack Obama as a result of the administration's "failed leadership" to ensure accessible healthcare for our nation's veterans:

"I am deeply disturbed by the inaction of the President of the United States. The unscrupulous politics surrounding the VA right now is intolerable and an embarrassment to our nation," said Governor LePage.

"The VA has systemic problems, which are severely entrenched within bureaucracy and there has been an absolute failure of accountability. The failed leadership of the Obama Administration demonstrates a complete lack of compassion and care for our veterans who have given so much to our great nation."

"Congressman Mike Michaud, Ranking Member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee has had six long years to fix problems within the VA and demand change. Instead, during an election year, just last month, he decides to propose reform - too little, too late. Where was the call to action when veterans were being turned away and even worse when they died?"

"It is my hope that the Obama Administration will do the right thing and fix the VA with action not empty promises."



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