“We need to take care of veterans first”
A veterans group in Massachusetts is criticizing Elizabeth Warren and others for seeming to care more about illegal immigrants than vets.
The group, Veterans Assisting Veterans, suggests that Warren’s support for illegals is political theater and that vets are suffering as a result of neglect.
Dan Atkinson reports at The Boston Herald:
Veterans group blasts Elizabeth Warren
A local veterans’ advocacy group is blasting Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other state Democrats for their support of illegal immigrants, calling it “selfish political theater” and demanding they put veterans’ services at the top of their list — or feel the heat.
“We’d like to see our leaders re-examine their priorities, put this at the forefront — if we have to, we’ll knock on some doors in D.C.,” said John MacDonald of Veterans Assisting Veterans. “We need to take care of veterans first before we decide to take care of people who are illegally here.”
In a two-page open letter to “all Americans,” the group — which has funded all-terrain wheelchairs for local vets as well as horse therapy at Ironstone Farm in Andover — slams the “selfish blatant ignorance of the politicians that have chosen illegal immigrants over US Veterans” and calls for readers to support VAV’s cause.
The letter also targets U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, U.S. Reps. Michael Capuano and Seth Moulton — an Iraq war veteran — and Mayor Martin J. Walsh for failing to speak out about veteran homelessness and health care problems, specifically calling out Warren and her “misguided antics.”
Here’s an excerpt from their letter:
We as an organization are deeply troubled by the continued lack of prioritization by some prominent elected members of our government. Imagine that while US Senator Elizabeth Warren organized rallies to support illegal immigrants seemingly overnight, our nations veterans have been severely suffering from an underperforming veteran’s administration for decades. Imagine while the Democratic leadership of the United State Senate finds new ways to excoriate the President on a travel ban, none have stood in front of those microphones or called national media to demand that veteran homelessness be eradicated or that veterans suffering from chronic illnesses receive the same health care that Congress enjoys themselves. Especially when most veterans have risked and done more for their country than most members of Congress or the Senate.
Two representatives from Veterans Assisting Veterans appeared on FOX and Friends this weekend to discuss the issue. Watch the segment below:
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