Not to post judgment or anything but it’s inexcusable to think that U.S. House Representative Beto O’Rourke from Texas has repeatedly voted against holding incompetent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees accountable for malfeasance and misconduct. Why would O’Rourke do that? What special interests might he possibly be protecting by his way of voting?

Is O’Rourke, who is running for Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s U.S. Senate seat in what figures to be a tight race, posing his anti-American stance against veterans’ better interests because he doesn’t understand the underlying causes to the home and healthcare issues that afflict American veterans today or what important measures could be taken to correct them? Does he not realize that many American veterans have had to suffer with some making the ultimate sacrifice due to unacceptable VA mismanagement and VA employee malpractice in healthcare and we need to acquire the legal means by which to terminate forever those who are responsible?

O’Rourke’s record for responsibility or a lack thereof speaks for itself as he voted against the VA Accountability Act of 2015 which would make it easier for the VA to demote or fire employees based on poor performance and offer increased protection for whistleblowers. All “no” votes except one came from Democrats, Kristina Wong at Breitbart points out. The bill came after a VA scandal that revealed VA employees were doctoring wait times to hide the fact veterans were made to wait months before seeing a doctor.

The next year O’Rourke voted in favor of an amendment to H.R. 5620, the “VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016” that would have entirely removed the bill’s provisions intended to allow the VA to remove malfeasant and poor performing employees for misconduct, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz posts on his blog. All “aye” votes were from Democrats, except one.

Cruz also sites Beto O’Rourke in 2017 as voting in favor of an amendment to H.R 1259, the “VA Accountability First Act” that would strike the provisions of the bill that expand the VA’s ability to demote, suspend, or terminate employees. Again, we ask, what special interests do Beto O’Rourke and like-voting Democrats protect by voting this way on VA employees? Who do they want to keep employed interminably with the VA and why? This certainly isn’t in the best interests of our American veterans who are dependent upon VA for healthcare services.

Senator Cruz claims he has consistently fought to honor veterans, for veterans’ benefits, for reforming the VA, and for holding inept bureaucrats at the VA accountable. Let’s hope that Ted Cruz continues to protect American veterans best interests in all aspects as we head into the 2018 Midterms and beyond.

Let’s make sure Senator Cruz, American politicians, and voters remember the home and healthcare issues aging Americans in both the public and private sectors are experiencing in growing numbers. We will need tremendous financial resources to build a broad enough infrastructure that can support a thorough revamping of government healthcare provisions as they apply to both American veterans and senior citizens.

The Trump Administration is making positive strides for both American sub-populations, and hopefully after the 2018 Midterms we will have a responsible and rational House of Representatives and Senate who will work together to secure the necessary laws that will implement appropriate oversight of those responsible for the healthcare programs within the VA that would actually benefit veterans. The VA must eliminate all quacks and satanists. No more therapy by body-and-mind-blowing-drugs. No more torturing veterans with delayed doctor’s appointments and medical treatment or obsolete therapeutic procedures without holding those in charge at the VA totally and legally accountable.

That’s why Beto O’Rourke doesn’t really pose just a Texas political issue but something that will affect all of us one way or another in this quickly changing world. A true reflection of heart and belief in God and country by an American politician should begin through not only his respect for the American flag but his support for American veterans.

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We all abhor war. Every veteran I’ve ever known or represented was totally against the idea of killing another human being. Many veterans detested much of what they experienced while serving our country, but they understood the risks they had signed up for, even if they had been sold a bill of goods by Uncle Sam and military recruiters. Many American veterans have suffered unbearable physical and mental tortures as a result thereof. Making our votes count in the 2018 Midterms by voting into office politicians who understand American veterans’ needs would be a good place to start solving many important problems.