Yesterday, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) internal nationwide audit report:
“I am very skeptical of the audit report because it relies on information provided by the VA that does not match what we’ve been hearing from constituents, at my Town Hall or in news reports from around the country. That’s why we need an independent, outside investigation. I also heard from several veterans at our Town Hall meeting who said they have no faith in the VA’s Office of Inspector General.
“The goal is to provide a high-quality health care system, which gives veterans the care they need and deserve. In order to do that, we must also demand accountability; including holding people responsible for manipulating records, ordering people to manipulate records, or retaliating against whistleblowers. That must happen, even if it requires criminal charges, in order to restore faith in the VA system.”