Senator David Perdue Statement on Secretary McDonald Comments on VA Wait Times

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement in response to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald’s comments comparing the length of time veterans wait to receive health care at the VA to the length of time people wait in lines at Disney:   

“The mere suggestion that a child waiting in line to meet Mickey Mouse is a similar experience to a veteran waiting for a PET scan or prosthetic fitting is offensive and shameful. Unlike the Secretary, I believe we should hold our veterans’ experience at a VA hospital to a higher standard than a child’s experience at a theme park. I call on Secretary McDonald to apologize for his offensive comments, and to show our American heroes the respect they deserve instead of making excuses for failed results.”