Fournier: Obama’s VA Presser ‘Pathetic’
‘He didn't pay attention. He didn't govern. Now he's holding nobody accountable.’
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
May 22, 2014 7:50 am
National Journal’s Ron Fournier had sharp criticism for President Obama over his handling of the Virginia Veterans scandal.
Fournier called the Obama Administration’s view on scandal “pathetic” and said Obama knew the scandal “was a systemic problem” when he came into office.
“He is winding down the wars and he knew this had to be a radical overhaul and what did he do, like he’s done with a lot of other things?” he asked. “He didn’t pay attention, he didn’t govern. Now he’s holding nobody accountable,” he continued.
Fournier’s opinion was shared by Rep. David Scott (D., Ga.) who unleashed his furor at the Obama Administration over their poor handling of the VA scandal and their failure to act in a proper, timely manner to fix the scandal.
“I listened to the President today, and I was very disappointed with President Obama today. There was no urgency. Mr. President, we need urgency, we need you to roll up our sleeves and get into these hospitals!” Scott said Wednesday on the House floor.