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Sen. Cruz Calls for VA Secretary Robert McDonald’s Resignation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement, calling on Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to resign following his recent deplorable remarks regarding wait times for our nation’s veterans:

“Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald’s recent remarks show a fundamental lack of respect for the veterans he’s been tasked to serve,” Sen. Cruz said.

“Our nation’s veterans fought, bled, and sacrificed for the freedom of each and every American, and they deserve nothing but the best care -- delivered in a timely fashion -- once they return home. For Secretary McDonald to compare the long wait periods, during which far too many of our nation’s finest passed away, to the lines at Disney is simply unacceptable.

“At this point, there can be no doubt there is a deep corruption within the VA, and we should not rest until it is rooted out, and our heroes receive the care that they earned. Secretary McDonald’s recent comments make clear that he is not the man to ensure that happens, and as a result, he should resign.”


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