SICKENING LIBERAL: Official Admits She Let Veterans Die Because She Didn’t Want To Talk To Republicans
A union president for federal employees has come forward and expressed deep regret about not coming forward sooner about the Department of Veterans Affairs gross misconduct, which lead to dozens of Veterans dying while waiting for appointments.
She says the reason she didn’t come forward sooner was because congress leaders were Republicans.
The fraud that was taking place included VA staffers changing records within the system to falsely make it look like there were not long waits.
From Daily Caller:
“If I would’ve gone to him two years ago, who knows what kind of lives could’ve been saved,” Germaine Clarno told a radio interviewer Monday, referring to the Republican leader of a VA subcommittee. Clarno, a lifelong Democrat and social worker at the Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital in Hines, Ill., was president of the union representing doctors at the hospital as the deadly wait-time scandal unfolded.
Clarno’s tale of haunting regret is at least the second case of people connected with VA unions admitting they did not speak up about life-and-death issues because the idea of talking to a Republican was too distasteful.
Sen. Mark Kirk was the ranking Republican on the Senate VA Appropriations subcommittee when Clarno finally talked to him in 2013, and wielding the power of the purse, he immediately launched a crusade to expose wrong-doing at Hines.
But in the previous years, Clarno went instead to Democrats who were ill-positioned to do anything, and who indeed, did nothing. Clarno and Lisa Nee, a VA doctor she worked with, described their actions during the interview Monday with Illinois’ WLS-AM radio host
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