Sen. Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellGOP senators pitch alternatives after House pulls ObamaCare repeal bill Under pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support Overnight Healthcare: Trump threatens to leave ObamaCare in place if GOP bill fails 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.