I rarely agree with Sen. Patty Murray’s politics. However, her determination to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable for its reprehensible treatment of veterans is commendable. Murray has been the only member of Washington’s congressional delegation to repeatedly questioned former secretary Eric Shinseki about pervasive VA malfeasance.
My research, which includes the Congressional Record, shows all other Washington state members of Congress members were markedly silent about veterans’ complaints before the VA scandal went public. After their brief display of indignation, their inattention quickly returned.
Frankly, Congress gives higher priority to illegal aliens’ care than in ensuring ethical treatment …