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VA POOBAH LEARNS THE HARD WAY TO NEVER LIE TO CONGRESS: Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretar…

VA POOBAH LEARNS THE HARD WAY TO NEVER LIE TO CONGRESS: Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary David Shulkin assured the House Veterans Affairs Committee Tuesday that an agency employee who participated in an armed robbery during her off-duty hours had been fired.  Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller wasn’t buying it.

The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group’s Luke Rosiak reports what happened next: “But in the final seconds of Tuesday’s hearing, Miller, a Florida Republican, returned from outside the hearing room and announced that ‘I just confirmed with the Caribbean Healthcare System that the individual we were discussing is still on the payroll.’”

As N.Z. Bear once said: “That kind of carelessness might have cut it a few years ago, when somnolent Big Media hacks were satisfied to define reporting as getting quotes from both party’s spokesmen. But times have changed, friends: there isn’t just one new sheriff in town, there’s thousands of us.

“We will fact-check your ass, and we will do it thoroughly and properly, with links and primary sources that let our readers decide where the truth lies. So straighten up and fly right, because we are watching —- and we do this crap for fun.” Apparently, they didn’t get the memo at VA.

 

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