‘The misconduct we’ve seen of too many facilities, with long wait times and veterans denied care, and folks cooking the books, is outrageous and inexcusable,’ Obama said, waking up the crowd’s enthusiasm.
‘We’re focused on this at the highest levels. We are going to get to the bottom of these problems, we are going to fix what is wrong.’
‘We are going to do right by you and we are going to do right by your families,’ he said, earning his only spontaneous hoots and shouts. ‘And that is a solemn pledge of commitment that I’m making to you here.’
The VA, he said, has been given ‘the authority to more quickly remove senior executives who don’t meet our high standards. If you engage in unethical practices or cover up a serious problem, you should be and will be fired.’
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