Matthews Rips Obama on VA: 'We Got a Waiting List to Hear From the President Now'
Matthews Rips Obama Admin, Sherrod Brown Over VA Scandal (Washington Free Beacon)
MSNBC host Chris Matthews went to town on the Obama administration and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) over the lackadaisical response to the V.A. scandal Thursday on Hardball.
Matthews blasted President Obama for focusing on the political implications of Secretary of the V.A. Eric Shinseki’s potential departure at the expense of veterans who need care.
“[Obama] got an IG report yesterday that said that it’s systemic. He said if it’s systemic, I’m doing something. What’s he doing? Not more studying. He says he wants to hear from Rob Nabors his staff guy. He wants to hear Shinseki’s own report. These are two more reports. How long is this going to go on? We have a waiting list to hear from the president now. We have a waiting time. What’s the waiting time to hear from Obama? Is it going to be as long as the waiting time to see a doctor?” Matthews asked Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio).