The media has relentlessly been attacking Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, over his charity efforts for veterans, demanding he verify every penny he said he raised.
Hillary Clinton seemingly coordinated with the media, launching “a multi-pronged communications effort to trash Donald Trump’s record on veterans’ issues.”
Where is the accountability for Crooked Hillary, however?
If the media had done their homework, they’d be as relentless in their efforts to question her actions when it comes to veterans.
Or as one Marine veteran said at a Trump press conference – It’s time for the media to “get your heads out of your butts and focus on the real issues.”
We agree. Had they done their homework, the lame stream media would have picked up this list of times Hillary proved she’s not concerned about veterans …
- In March of 2003, Clinton voted against a budget resolution that called for “$13 billion for veterans to receive concurrent disability and retirement benefits.”
- In May of 2006, Clinton voted against an amendment that would have added $20 million for veterans’ health care facilities. It offset additional spending by striking $20 million in the underlying bill for AmeriCorps.
- Little over one year later, Clinton was one of only 14 senators to vote against a 2007 supplemental appropriations bill that contained $1.8 billion for veterans’ health care. The funding would have assisted with mental health, benefit claims, and the backlog maintaining VA facilities. It also included an additional $2 billion for military heath care at Walter Reed and other hospitals, including Traumatic Stress Disorder/Counseling and the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) care and research.
- A little over seven months ago, Clinton downplayed a VA scandal that involved 30% of veterans dying as they waited for health care.
“Now nobody would believe that from the coverage you see, and the constant berating of the VA that comes from the Republicans, in part in pursuit of this ideological agenda that they have,” Clinton charged.
“They try to create a downward spiral, don’t fund it to the extent that is needs to be funded, because they want it to fail, so then we can argue for privatization,” she added.
You can watch that interview segment below …
Ian Prior, a spokesman for American Crossroads, said “we’re so glad Crooked Hillary brought up veterans’ issues, after claiming the VA scandal was overblown and voting against veterans’ benefits time and time again.”
The non-profit organization also blasted her, saying “Hillary hides behind her staff that sends out emails highlighting her veterans’ ‘plan’ and offers a sanitized version of her record on veterans’ issues.”
While everyone is combing through the records to catch Trump in a fundraising mistake involving our veterans, Hillary’s record shows she has legislated actual mistakes involving our veterans.
Think they’ll report on that anytime soon?
Cross-posted at The Political Insider