RNC Statement On VA Secretary Comparing Wait Times To Lines At Disneyland

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald’s comments at the Christian Science Monitor Breakfast comparing wait times at the VA to lines at Disneyland, which came during the week between Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.

“Up to 307,000 veterans have reportedly died waiting for care due to corruption and mismanagement at the VA, so it is astonishing that VA Secretary Robert McDonald would suggest wait times don’t need to be measured,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Drawing comparisons to lines at Disneyland is ludicrous and shows the leadership crisis at the VA is far from being solved.

“Our veterans deserve better, and Hillary Clinton’s claim that problems at the VA are not ‘widespread’ shows she is clearly not the answer. Until Democrats stop protecting government union bosses and corrupt bureaucrats, this will sadly continue to be a problem for our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country.”