VA Secretary Robert McDonald Caught in Lies. Yes, That’s More Than One.

VA Secretary Robert McDonald Caught in Lies. Yes, That’s More Than One.

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has found himself in Brian Williams territory after this exchange with a homeless veteran in Los Angeles.

Problem is, McDonald never served in the Rangers, or any other branch of Special Forces. He is a graduate of West Point in 1975, and did indeed earn a Ranger tab when he completed Ranger training, but he never served in any special forces operations.

In a statement issued by the VA on Monday, McDonald stated:

“While I was in Los Angeles, engaging a homeless individual to determine his veteran status, I asked the man where he had served in the military. He responded that he had served in special forces. I incorrectly stated that I had been in special forces. That was inaccurate and I apologize to anyone that was offended by my misstatement.”

Ah, but the Interwebs never forgets. Twitter lit up like the proverbial Christmas tree, and one of the illuminations posted was another little ‘misremembering’ committed earlier this month by the VA Secretary, when he claimed that he fired 900 people at the VA. Breaking down the numbers, it’s revealed that part of that number included 487 probationary employees who had been working for less that one year, and were thus easy to fire. McDonald also claimed that 60 people were fired in direct connection with the VA wait-time scandal, and that number is also inflated. As of earlier this month, 14 employees had been terminated directly due to the scandal along with five directors or officers. The remainder were disciplined without being terminated — a far cry from the 60 McDonald claimed.

Is there anyone in the Obama administration who is capable of telling the truth?

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  • Appalled By The World says:

    “Is there anyone in the Obama administration who is capable of telling the truth”?

    Ah, but they THINK they are always telling the truth. Further evidence that Leftism is indeed a mental disorder. I’m almost certain that if a real study were done on the subject it would be shown that people with Leftist tendencies have something different inside their brains that makes them the way they are.

  • Chris in N.Va. says:

    Reminds me of a little things-that-make-you-go-“Hmm” conundrum wherein someone solemnly says:

    Everything I say is a lie.

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