A Dracut veterans group is turning up the heat on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying she’s ignored actual vets’ suffering in the Bay State while raising alarm over hypothetical deaths she says will result from an Obamacare repeal.
John MacDonald of Veterans Assisting Veterans railed against Warren in an appearance on “Fox & Friends” yesterday morning, then issued another open letter to Warren, the first of which they sent in February.
“It’s been sixty-seven days since Veterans Assisting Veterans first asked Senator Elizabeth Warren where her voice was for our nation’s veterans,” the letter reads. “While Elizabeth Warren predicts a disaster for the purpose of political hype, she has ignored the current disaster for veterans in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”
MacDonald cited Herald reports last week that showed the Boston division of Veterans Affairs bungled one in six traumatic brain injury claims even after being warned by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general to improve, as well as the story of a disabled Dracut Marine whose private doctor discovered a mass on his brain that Veterans Affairs missed.
MacDonald took Warren to task for not placing “a call of concern” to the Marine, Brian Callahan. He slammed U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey for the same reason.
He also cited veteran suicides. The veterans group had previously criticized Warren for her stance on Syrian refugees, dubbing her “Aleppo Liz” for what they charge are her misplaced priorities.
A spokeswoman for Warren did not return a request for comment yesterday.
MacDonald said vets are “tired of being used as political pawns” and “need to fight” for better representation of their concerns, calling for more vets to run for office.
“It’s time that veterans across America speak out against the Democrats and Republicans representing us and that are ignoring our fellow veterans,” the letter reads. “It’s time to stand together and vote against any elected official that chooses hype over action for our veterans.”
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