CNN’s Drew Griffin: Obama reaction to VA scandal ‘rather hollow’

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Published on May 19, 2014

Let me add another clip to the collection of harshly negative coverage of the Obama administration’s handling of the scandal going on at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Here, CNN’s Drew Griffin calls Obama’s “I’m mad as Hell” reaction “rather hollow.”

He adds, “If the president is truly ‘mad as Hell,’ he should be mad at himself and his staff for not only ignoring our reporting, but the government’s own reporting, showing this was a problem — and in fact ignoring his own campaign promise from seven years ago.

In the meantime, here’s Jay Carney defending VA Secretary Eric Shinseki last Friday:

And here’s White House Chief of staff Dennis McDonough defending Shinseki on Thursday: