Since the biggest scandal in VA history, only three employees have been fired for wait time manipulation. This is unacceptable. That is why I voted for the VA Accountability Act which provides the Secretary of the VA the flexibility to remove any VA employee based on performance or misconduct. The bill also provides greater protections for whistleblowers who are often scared to report issues because of fear of retaliation.
Substandard VA care is not acceptable. If you fail to do your job, you should be held accountable for that failure.
McDaniel: Strongly Agree
I plan to ask for the creation of veterans treatment courts to aid our service men and women who have made mistakes and want to get back on track. I believe we owe our veterans this special attention because they, more than most, have earned a second chance from their country.
McDANIEL: It's funny how the movies have portrayed themselves lately and how the video games have portrayed themselves lately. There's one person that cannot be a villain in Hollywood, ever. One group that cannot be villains. Who is that?
CO-HOST: The Muslims.
McDANIEL: Yeah, isn't that neat? They'll go out of their way to find some Russian white guy that's just nuts, and he's the terrorist, which I've never seen that. But the Muslims, they've just disappeared from Hollywood's radar.
"He wasn't gonna talk, was he? Unless something happened. That's right, something did occur: It's called waterboarding. Waterboarding is something they do to people to make them talk. It is torture, to the liberals. It is a fairly humane form of torture, if you could classify it as such. Here's what happens: You make the guy believe he's going to drown. And it's a pretty strong fear--drowning. Well this guy, Muhammad, he spoke all day. He spoke all night. Anything and everything, just let me avoid the waterboard. Because Muhammad apparently had a problem with drowning. And that worked."
Muhammad, who was waterboarded 183 times before the practice was discontinued, did talk, but not always truthfully.
Not long after September 11th, one high-ranking al Qaeda official said, ďThis is the beginning of the end for America.Ē Itís pretty clear this terrorist did not know us. Itís clear the terrorists who attacked us did not understand the strength and the resilience of this country. And they, clearly, did not understand the determination of our President.
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