WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 – Past contributor to Communities Digital News, Crystal Wright – The Conservative Black Chick, appeared on CNN News Room to speak about President Obama’s reaction to the Veterans Administration scandal in which US Veterans have died, allegedly as a result of the VA’s lack of treatment.
Wright asks why Obama was so quick to jump before the camera’s to wax poetic on Trayvon Martin, while it took a whistleblower leak and more than a month to address the crisis. Crystal wants to know why, and quite frankly, its a question Americans, and American Veterans should be asking as well:
(CNN) — Not even a week after the ruling in the Trayvon Martin trial, President Barack Obama couldn’t wait to stand before the White House press corps and “speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot of attention,” as he said last July.
Yet it took Obama more than a month to address the crisis where 40 veterans allegedly died while waiting months for treatment at a Phoenix Veterans Administration hospital.
Congress has held hearings on the grave matter since April and called Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki among other witnesses to testify. But Obama just got around to holding a press conference Wednesday on the topic.
“So when I heard allegations of misconduct — any misconduct, whether it’s allegations of VA staff covering up long wait times or cooking the books — I will not stand for it, not as commander in chief, but also not as an American,” Obama declared.
If Obama is as outraged and “mad as hell” as he professes, why did it take him over a month to say anything substantive about vets dying because of months waiting for care? .. Read More at CNN – Two tragedies, two reactions: So what took Obama so long?
Wright is a strong voice in conservative politics and its great to see her on CNN’s national platform!