VA Scandal Becomes Issue In Congressional Campaigns
As probes of Veterans Affairs hospitals continue, Democratic and Republican candidates are pointing fingers and attempting to find political advantage in the controversy.
CBS News: VA Scandal Makes Its Way Into The Midterm Campaign
As federal investigators try to get to the bottom of the misconduct -- and potentially criminal activity -- in the Veterans Affairs hospital system, calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to go are mounting. Politicians, however, aren't stopping there -- as they demand accountability for the serious problems in the VA system, both Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers at their midterm opponents. "Let's Make 2014 About Veterans," the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), the Senate Democrats' campaign arm, declared at the top of a slew of press releases Thursday, slamming Republicans' records on veterans' issues (Condon, 5/30).
The Associated Press: Analysis: Seeking Political Gain Over VA Issues
Republicans and Democrats alike want it both ways when it comes to any misdeeds at veterans hospitals, each side accusing the other of seeking unseemly political gain from the misfortune of the nation’s warriors, while simultaneously maneuvering for an advantage in midterm elections (5/30).