VA Secretary Facing Bipartisan Firestorm Over Disney Comments

FOX NEWS — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is scrambling to calm a growing bipartisan firestorm after downplaying veteran wait times at VA hospitals by comparing them to wait times for rides at Disney theme parks.

McDonald made the comments Monday morning, and faced a backlash from Capitol Hill almost immediately.

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., went so far Tuesday as to call for McDonald’s resignation.

“Secretary McDonald’s preposterous statement is right out of Never Never Land,” Blunt said in a statement. “I call on him to resign because it’s clear he cannot prioritize getting our veterans the health care they deserve and have earned in a timely manner.”

SEN. JONI ERNST CALLS FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY’S RESIGNATION AFTER DISNEY COMMENT — BREITBART

VA SECRETARY REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE FOR COMPARING WAIT TIMES TO DISNEYLAND — DAILY CALLER

TODD DISMISSES ‘WAVE OF MANUFACTURED OUTRAGE’ OVER VA SECRETARY’S DISNEY WAIT LINE REMARKS — WFB

VA SECRETARY REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE FOR HIS DISNEY COMMENTS — WFB

PAUL RYAN RIPS VA CHIEF’S DISNEY COMPARISON — WE

FIRE ROBERT MCDONALD — WE

VA: NO APOLOGY, BLAMES WAIT TIME SCANDAL ON COMPUTER PROGRAM — WE

REID BACKS EMBATTLED VA CHIEF ‘ALL THE WAY’ — WE

VA OFFICIAL HAS ‘REGRET’ FOR MCDONALD’S ‘DISNEY’ COMMENTS — WE

HERE’S HOW POLITICO COVERED THE VA SECRETARY’S ‘DISNEYLAND’ COMMENT — WE

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