Recently, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald had a little unprofessional tussle during a budget hearing with Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, a veteran of both Iraq wars. After a few minutes of arguing over huge cost overruns at a Denver VA hospital, McDonald snapped at Coffman: “I’ve run a large company, sir. What have you done?”
McDonald brushed aside his responsibility for the problem based on his time on the job and insinuated that Rep. Coffman actually owned the problem.
Fox reports that Coffman didn’t respond at the hearing. “But the four-term lawmaker said in a statement later that he could tell McDonald a few things he hasn’t done.”
“I have never run a federal agency that tolerates corruption the way the VA has. I’ve never built a hospital that’s years behind schedule and hundreds of millions over budget. And I’ve never been a shill for inept bureaucrats who allowed American heroes to die on a medical waiting list.”
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