The ranking Republican legislator on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ flippant remarks about VA hospitals this week; saying her comments revealed her total “ignorance” on the issue.
“Apparently ignorance is bliss when it comes to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her views of VA,” said Rep. Phil Roe. “It is evident that she paid little attention to the scandalous treatment of veterans that occurred several years ago by some in the very agency created to serve them.”
Rep. Roe’s comments refer to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ recent remarks where she claimed the scandal-plagued healthcare network “ain’t broke.”
“All I can think of is that classic refrain that my parents always taught me growing up, is that: ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’” she told supporters in New York City.
“That is the opening approach we have seen when it comes to privatization, it’s the idea that this thing that isn’t broken, this thing that provides some of the highest quality care to our veterans somehow needs to be fixed, optimized, tinkered with until we don’t even recognize it anymore,” she added.
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AOC ERUPTS: Ocasio-Cortez Backs Boycott of NY POST Over 9/11 Front Page
Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez escalated her war-of-words with the NY Post this week; supporting a national boycott against her hometown paper after they posted a fierce response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 remarks.
“While President Trump repeatedly attacks the New York Times and other purveyors of ‘fake news,’ New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is targeting her own media foe: the New York Post,” reports Yahoo News.
“In a Sunday interview with the Yahoo News podcast ‘Skullduggery,’ the freshman New York congresswoman explained why she is endorsing a boycott of the paper organized by local Yemeni-American bodega owners, calling the Post’s attack on her friend Rep. Ilhan Omar ‘beyond the pale,’” adds the author.
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AOC ERUPTS: Ocasio-Cortez Says She’s AGAINST VA Reform, Says Veterans System ‘Ain’t Broke’
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised eyebrows across the country last week; confirming she was against reforming the Veterans Affairs system that provides healthcare for America’s service men and women.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a NYC town hall event. “The idea that this thing that isn’t broken, this thing that provides the highest quality care to our veterans somehow needs to be fixed, optimized, tinkered with until you don’t even recognize it anymore.”
“Here’s the thing, they are trying to fix it, but who are they trying to fix it for is the question we’ve got to ask” she added. “They’re trying to fix the VA for pharmaceutical companies, they’re trying to fix the VA for insurance corporations, and ultimately they’re trying to fix the VA for a for-profit healthcare industry that does not put people or veterans first.”