Rick Perry on Bergdahl Swap: 'Was This Done to Take the VA Off the Front Page?'

Rick Perry on Bergdahl Swap: 'Was This Done to Take the VA Off the Front Page?'

On Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) posed the question if the timing of the deal for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was done as a diversionary tactic by the Obama administration to take attention away the VA hospital scandal.

“Here the bigger concern for me and I really would like for somebody to take a look at this and answer it — was this done to take the VA off the front page of the newspapers? An absolute debacle that we’ve seen this administration not taking care of the men and women of our military and this kind of happened all of a sudden it seems like. Congress didn’t even know about it when Dianne Feinstein and the Republican counterpart are both saying that laws of our country were broken by the president not even giving them any indication they were going to do this. So, the question is what is this strategy here? What is the foreign policy that’s going into place here? Is t is just haphazard? Whatever we need to do to move a press story a day to get something off the front page of the papers? I don’t know. But, it’s troubling. You see the president of the United States.”

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