U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., returned to Twitter on Wednesday night after a trip to Puerto Rico and wasted no time in ripping into Republicans over management of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts,” the congresswoman wrote. “Fully funding the VA & hiring to fill the *49k vacancies* is a clear path to improving it – not auctioning off our vet care systems to for-profit companies.”
Earlier Wednesday, President Trump said he agreed with Ocasio-Cortez that the VA didn’t need fixing, but insisted that it was his administration that made it better by passing the Veterans Choice & Accountability act.
The freshman lawmaker had said during a recent town hall event in New York that the VA wasn’t broken and was actually providing “some of the highest quality” care to veterans.