WASHINGTON, DC — Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan issued the following statement after news that almost 600 veterans who received care at the Tomah VA Medical Center may have been infected with various diseases following a breach of VA regulations.
“This news is not just heartbreaking; it’s outrageous. How can our veterans be treated so carelessly and where is the accountability? The individual in question has not even been fired—a truly stunning show of bureaucratic impunity. This demonstrates once and for all that the VA needs a complete overhaul, so that our veterans finally get the care—and the respect—they deserve.”