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John McCain: Bernie Up on Veterans' Care; Hillary's Done Nothing

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By    |   Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 03:25 PM

It's doubtful he'll be casting his ballot for Bernie Sanders next year, but Sen. John McCain has given the Vermont senator a flattering shout-out, saying he has a better record of caring for veterans than Hillary Clinton.

The Hill reports McCain — an Arizona Republican who is a Vietnam vet and former prisoner of war — complimented Sanders for his hard work as chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, while taking a shot at his Democratic presidential rival.

"The fact is we were able to come together and pass legislation that was nearly unanimous in both the House and the Senate, so he does have a record of advocacy for our veterans," McCain said during a press call Wednesday morning.

"To my knowledge, I know of no activity, legislative or otherwise, that Hillary Clinton was engaged in during her time as a United States senator."

McCain is bristling at the former secretary of state's statement that long delays for vets seeking treatment at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are not as "widespread" a problem as press reports indicate.

Last week, Clinton told MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" that Republicans want the VA to "fail."

"Now nobody would believe that from the coverage you see, and the constant berating of the VA that comes from the Republicans, — in part, in pursuit of this ideological agenda that they have," Clinton told Maddow.

"They try to create a downward spiral, don't fund it to the extent that it needs to be funded, because they want it to fail, so then we can argue for privatization ... I don't understand why we have such a problem, because there have been a number of surveys of veterans, and, overall, veterans who do get treated are satisfied with their treatment."

McCain hit back: "I would say that if Hillary Clinton really believes the comments that she made, I don't see how any veteran who cares about their fellow veterans could possibly have any good things, nor could support her quest for being commander in chief."

The poor state of the nation's VA hospitals was bared last year when a federal report found at least 40 veterans had died while waiting to get treatment in Phoenix.

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It's doubtful he'll be casting his ballot for Bernie Sanders next year, but Sen. John McCain has given the Vermont senator a flattering shout-out, saying he has a better record of caring for veterans than Hillary Clinton.
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