Far left New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now an expert on veterans issues, apparently. During a recent public event, she claimed that the VA is great and that the notion it needs reform is just a myth.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Ocasio-Cortez Doubles Down, Says VA Problems Are a ‘Myth’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) reinforced her opposition to reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs on Saturday, calling it a “myth” that the system was broken and in need of reform.
Ocasio-Cortez pledged at a town hall a week ago that she would fight bipartisan efforts to reform the scandal-plagued VA health system.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” she said in remarks reported on by the Washington Free Beacon last week. “The idea that this thing that isn’t broken, this thing that provides the highest quality care to our veterans somehow needs to be fixed, optimized, tinkered with until you don’t even recognize it anymore.”
Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the criticism her opposition to VA reform had received, but doubled down on her defense of the status quo at the agency, according to video of the Queens town hall captured by America Rising.
“You might have heard Fox News talking about it,” Ocasio-Cortez said, “because there is a myth that all VAs everywhere are broken.”
Watch the video:
Naturally, there are people who have some issues with AOC’s claims.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Marine vet congressman rejects Ocasio-Cortez’s claim of the VA not being broken
Rep. Seth Moulton, Mass., a Marine veteran and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, says he disagrees with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., claim the Department of Veterans Affairs operates smoothly…
“When people show up at the VA and they can’t even get seen for months. When I get sent home with the wrong medications after having a minor surgery, I mean, that is not a good healthcare system,” he said.
Does anyone believe AOC has spent any time thinking about what’s best for veterans?