Democrats scrambled Wednesday to tamp down anger among veterans groups who objected to the party’s choice of Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida as ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
Compounding the anger was the Democratic leadership’s treatment of the sole veteran among the panel’s Democrats, who was briefly ousted from the committee on a technicality and thus made ineligible to seek to become ranking member. Read the rest of this article at washingtontimes.com.
While we’re on the subject of Veterans Affairs and Rep. Brown, I’d be remiss to omit that in a congressional hearing held on May 28, 2014 on the recent VA scandal, Ms Brown stated that: “We’re doing fine in Florida.” Never mind that there have been problems and infamous paper lists at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, and the Lee County Healthcare Center in Cape Coral. The Gainesville Sun reported that: “VA spokeswoman Mary Kay Hollingsworth said a mental health scheduler created a paper list — against protocol — to reschedule follow-up appointments for patients who were already seen by their provider because the scheduler was not given clearance to access the computer system. Once given access, the appointments were entered into the system, she said.” Three supervisors in Gainesville have been put on paid leave.
Corrine Brown, who “represents” the fifth district of Florida, is no stranger to the limelight. Her [in]famous 2009 “Go Gata” speech on the House floor has had over 900,000 views on YouTube, and as she stated in an interview after her re-election in November, 2014 (see video below right), “…the people have once again shown that they support the work that I do for them… I’m like I’m a doctor, I’m on call 27/6.” Did she mean 24/7? I guess she was referring to some of the same people (stupid voters) that Obamacare huckster Jonathan Gruber spoke about in his many off-the-cuff appearances.