President Obama’s visit to Phoenix, Ariz., is none without controversy. Obama is staying in a hotel just a few blocks away from the troubled Phoenix VA hospital. Rather than visiting the hospital to see the problems firsthand, his motorcade passed it without stopping.
“We would think if he was serious about VA reform that he would come down to the Phoenix VA, see what the problems are,” Matthew Kenney of Concerned Veterans for America said. “See them firsthand and come up with solutions on how to fix it.”
The group called it a “slap in the face” to veterans.
The Phoenix VA hospital is infamous for accusations of numerous patient deaths because of secret waiting lists.