VA Audit: 57,000 Veterans Still Awaiting Care, 63,000 Never Got An Appointment

Senators urging the DOJ to open a criminal probe

An audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs released Monday revealed that 70 percent of its facilities had placed patients on secret wait lists. The VA audit also said 63,869 veterans enrolled in the VA health care system in the past 10 years have yet to be seen for an appointment.

The VA scandal has managed to force lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to call for a criminal investigation. Today, 21 senators sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for the FBI to take action.

“This challenge requires resources that only the Department of Justice can provide in developing and assessing evidence, pursuing leads, and initiating active prosecutions aggressively if warranted,” said the letter.

CNN correspondent Drew Griffin, who originally broke the VA scandal, said the “facts just get worse and worse.”

“13 percent of the scheduling staff across the country indicated that they were told, as we’ve been reporting, to cook the books, to hide the fact that these veterans were waiting for so long,” Griffin said.

So far, Eric Holder has been quite on the VA scandal and Obama’s Justice Department hasn’t launched a criminal investigation into the matter.


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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