Laura Ingraham hosted Rep. Jeff Miller of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
Miller agreed with Ingraham that the White House is handling the VA scandal as a political matter and debunked the notion that the GOP has held up legislation or poiicy. He said his committee is the most bipartisan in the Congress. He's written to President Obama without receiving a response about veterans' concerns.
Miller castigated the White House revealing the CIA station chief in Afghanistan and compared the media ignoring the story versus the media's uproar over the Valerie Plame, who was an insignificant CIA employee. He said there's been no accountability when he's brought up multiple instances of needs.
Ingraham pointed to a bill that Senator Sanders put forth that the GOP didn't support. Miller said there is $50 million in stimulus money that should be moved to the VA with private sector vouchers as a posssibility. He and Ingraham noted that services have been expanded and Miller said the hospitals being built are over budget and behind schedule. He and Ingraham agreed that firing General Shinseki won't solve the problem with a WWII system of veteran care. Miller said the Vietnam and Korean war veterans are coming into the system as well as those of the Iraq and Afghanistan war vets.
MIller said he's a co-sponsor of the ENLIST Act and said that people who aren't citizens can enlist in the military. Ingraham stated that we are cutting US citizens in the military so why should illegal aliens be allowed to enlist.