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Tags: Sunday Shows May 25 2014

Kinzinger: DOJ Should Be Involved in Investigating Fake Waiting Lists



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U.S. representative Adam Kinzinger (R., Ill.) said the VA’s secret waiting lists display “a level of incompetency — to a level of criminality” on Face the Nation Sunday.

The representative, an Air Force veteran, said the VA’s long claims backlog was a sign of incompetent bureaucracy, but that the fake list “is criminal negligence.”

The president hasn’t shown the “intense outrage” that he should over the VA scandal, Kinzinger said, and the Department of Justice should be involved.

Tags: The VA Scandal , Sunday Shows May 25 2014

Ayotte: Putin Interfering in Ukraine’s Election



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Senator Kelly Ayotte blamed Russian president Vladimir Putin for the tense security situation during Ukraine’s election this weekend that might be driving down turnout.

Ayotte is in Ukraine with a group of international observers to make sure that the election goes smoothly.

Eastern Ukraine has apparently seen lower turnout than the rest of the country because of Russian presence.

“I just want to make clear that there’s one person to blame for that security situation: Vladimir Putin,” Ayotte said. “He’s had strategic control of what is happening there with paid mercenaries, the violence, the intimidation, [and causing the fear in] the people who live in that region.”

The observers don’t have much information about the election in some parts of eastern Ukraine, she said, because Russian separatists have kept them out.

Tags: Sunday Shows May 25 2014

Will’s Take: Private Sector Should Help the VA, Their Work ‘Gets Done’



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George Will echoed Charles Krauthammer today in calling on the federal government to alleviate the VA crisis by working with the private sector. 

On Fox News Sunday, Will suggested that Republicans running in the midterm elections should remind voters that, when the federal government created the highway system they are using this Memorial Day weekend, it utilized the private sector. “It got done, and it can do the same thing” with health services for our veterans, Will said.

Tags: The VA Scandal , Sunday Shows May 25 2014

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