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MEH: Hillary Clinton Brushes Off Deaths Due To VA Mismanagement

Hillary Clinton is backing off after claiming the issues with the Veterans Administration are “not as widespread as it has been made out to be.”

She said that on Friday and by yesterday (Tuesday) her campaign backed off that statement, CNN is reporting.

Brian Fallon, Clinton’s press secretary, acknowledged to CNN wait times and other mismanagement of care by the Department of Veterans Affairs were indeed “systemic” and that Clinton will roll out her plan to reform the VA in November.

“Even now, too many of our veterans are still waiting an unacceptably long time to see a doctor, or to process disability claims and appeals,” Fallon said in a statement to CNN.

Fallon said that when Clinton is president she “will work to further reform the VA to make sure it truly works for our veterans, and will demand accountability and performance from VA leadership.”

Clinton told a different tale last week on the Rachel Maddow show where she downplayed the deaths that occurred due to VA mismanagement.

Fallon said Clinton’s comment on MSNBC is being “misinterpreted” and that he hopes to clarify her position.

“(Hillary Clinton) will work to further reform the VA to make sure it truly works for our veterans, and will demand accountability and performance from VA leadership,” he said.

But Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, or IAVA, called her comments a “head-scratcher.”

“That is not a winning argument — or factually correct,” he tweeted.