Rep. Edwards Blasts McCain on Veterans’ Health

During the Presidential debate last week, John McCain made the following puzzling claim about his veterans’ policy:

I know the veterans. I know them well. And I know that they know that I’ll take care of them. And I’ve been proud of their support and their recognition of my service to the veterans. And I love them. And I’ll take care of them. And they know that I’ll take care of them. And that’s going to be my job.

Or, rather, the puzzling thing is that there’s no actual claim about his veterans’ policy here. Just an assertion that he loves veterans and therefore veterans know he’ll take care of them. In fact, veterans groups are deeply concerned about the specific proposals McCain has put forward on veterans health care. Vice President Representative Chet Edwards was in the office last week and talked about this:


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