By Timothy Cama
Sen. Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellOvernight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Overnight Healthcare: Blame game over Zika funding Senate faces critical vote on Puerto Rico MORE's (R-Ky.) primary challenger called for a “major overhaul” of the Department of Veterans Affairs amid allegations that some medical facilities hid evidence of massive wait times.
“Our veterans have been willing to risk their lives in service to our country,” Bevin said in a statement. “But, in this case, the danger they face is coming from the very government entity put in place to help protect them.”
Bevin joined other Republican critics in calling for more action.
“Resignation is not enough when mismanagement turns deadly — we need to hold them accountable,” he said.
Bevin supports giving veterans vouchers to buy private insurance instead of relying the current VA health system.
In a speech on the Senate floor Thursday, McConnell called the allegations about the VA “shocking,” and asked for President Obama’s complete attention in solving the problems.
Kentucky will hold its primary on Tuesday, but McConnell has consistently won in polls.