Transcript for Obama 'Will Not Tolerate' Veterans Affairs Misconduct
Outrage keeps growing allegations of misconduct and mismanagement and veterans hospitals around the nation. Today President Obama said if they are true it is dishonorable. It is disgraceful. And I will not tolerate it period. The president had an update this morning and the VA's internal investigation from secretary air action -- -- who's under fire their families deserve. To know the facts. Once we know the facts. I assure your. If there is misconduct there won't be -- This can't senators on a Phoenix Arizona VA hospital. Where whistle blowers said as many as forty veteran died while waiting up to nearly two years to see a doctor we realize that patients were dying because of that. And that's the point where we said you know we we can't take this anymore. Ralph in the Castro was a purple heart recipient who died after waiting months for a specialist visit to diagnose a lump found on his neck. His -- lasted the day. It failed and it's still failing thousands suburb this scandals -- the VA says there are now 26 facilities nationwide under investigation. Up from just ten last week. Veterans are angry and demanding answers. Then again it's time to come into Iraq in the deserts -- I mean do all these different places and meet you come and and it can't -- BC. The American Legion said president Obama's decision to keep -- -- on the job was an unfortunate one. The residents -- despite the controversy there are still millions of Americans getting good care from the V day. Karen Travers ABC news Washington.
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