Salem, MA - Seven days ago Seth Moulton, Iraq war veteran and Democratic candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District, stood with local veterans and called on Congressman John Tierney (D-MA) to address the failing VA health care system. Seven days later, the Congressman has not taken action. Instead he, through an aide, questioned whether action was "warranted."
"Every day, we hear more stories about deadly waiting lists at VA hospitals across the country. And every day, an average of 22 veterans take their own lives," said Moulton. "This is a tragedy. Veterans have put their lives on the line for our country, and we owe it to them to give them the very best care upon their return.
"In 2007, Congressman Tierney said the problems with VA care 'go well beyond the walls of Walter Reed,' and that these problems were 'only going to get worse, not better.' Now, seven years later, he says that he isn’t sure that action is 'warranted.' We need to send the message to Congressman Tierney that action is warranted. How long will he wait before he stands up for our veterans?”