Corruption and scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs have been well-documented in recent years. A report this past summer indicated nearly one-third of veterans who applied for health care services through the VA died before having their enrollment accepted.
So you can forgive some frustrated veterans if they may air out some anger during a live interview.
That’s exactly what happened during MSNBC’s broadcast of the Iowa caucuses last night.
Watch the segment below:
Via the Free Beacon:
What’s some live Iowa caucus television without some colorful language slipped into the mix?
A fired-up caucus-goer in Iowa City was shown on MSNBC having an argument with supporters of Bernie Sanders Monday night and pointing out how “fucked up” the Department of Veterans Affairs was, prompting a hasty cut-away and apologies from MSNBC anchors Brian Williams and Rachel Maddow.
“What I want to know is how–because I get VA!” the young woman said. “ I am VA. I am a vet. My mom’s a vet. How is he going to fix it? Because I can tell you right now that the VA is more screwed up than it has been in a while. The fact that I haven’t gotten benefits in three months because the VA is so fucked up really makes me concerned.”
A few seconds later, Williams cut back in to narrate, while Maddow muttered, “Sorry about that.”
Apologies are all well and good, and we’re pretty sure the families of veterans affected by the incompetence of the Obama administration would appreciate one as well.
Comment: Is this vet’s frustration with her own care and that of her family understandable? Which candidate is best equipped to fix problems at the VA? Tell us your thoughts below.