Demand for Action After Whistleblowers Expose Misconduct at Cincinnati VA

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON — Ohio’s senators expressed outrage and demanded swift action after a recent investigation exposed misconduct, disorder, and inadequate care at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs hospital in Cincinnati.

Sen. Rob Portman (R), who is running for reelection in 2016, labeled the allegations “very troubling” Wednesday and called for the VA inspector general and Congress to move quickly and “get to the bottom” of the reports, according to local WCPO. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said later that action needs to be taken by the committee, Congress, and the VA to make sure that problems are fixed.

The VA said that it had opened a probe into the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati after a WCPO-Scripps News Washington Bureau investigation citing 34 current and former hospital staffers pointed to misconduct at the facility.

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