Arlington, Va. – Today, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) CEO Pete Hegseth issued the following statement in response to the revelation that VA Secretary Robert McDonald falsely claimed that he served in the Army’s Special Forces:
“CVA is not surprised that Secretary McDonald was caught exaggerating his military service when he was just found by multiple fact checkers to have misrepresented the number of people fired by the VA as a result of the wait list scandal – on national television nonetheless. Unfortunately, Secretary McDonald, who had promised to restore integrity to the VA, has through his own actions and words reinforced the perception that the VA, and its leaders, still cannot be trusted to tell the truth.
“While it is a good thing that Secretary McDonald immediately and unequivocally apologized for misrepresenting his military service, Secretary McDonald still has a long way to go before he, and the organization he leads, can truly be trusted yet again by the American people and the veterans they are tasked to serve.”
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