Jim Webb: VA Scandal 'a Leadership Question' More Than a Policy One

Jim Webb: VA Scandal 'a Leadership Question' More Than a Policy One

On Monday’s “Fox & Friends,” on the Fox News Channel, former Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) commented on the ongoing VA scandal in an appearance to promote his new memoir, “I Heard My Country Calling.”

Webb had been much more critical of President George W. Bush’s handling of veterans affairs, but he took a less harsh tone when discussing this scandal occurring during President Barack Obama’s presidency, calling it a “leadership question.”

It’s troubling to me, very troubling to me as a leadership question, even more than a policy question. When I arrived in the senate, there was a 600,000-case backlog of people waiting for their claims to be resolved. When I left, there was a 900,000 case backlog. You got to put your leaders on your problems. That’s the one thing that they teach in the Marine Corps over and over again. If you have a problem, put your good leaders on the problem and fix the problem.

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