As Senate Democrats call for Shinseki’s resignation, Begich’s silence speaks volumes
ANCHORAGE – Today, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) called on Senator Mark Begich to demand a Senate floor vote on the VA Accountability Act. This follows the launch of a new issue advocacy ad from Crossroads GPS urging action on this important legislation that would strengthen accountability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the wake of the unfolding scandal over veterans’ deaths and inadequate care.
“Apparently Mark Begich is hoping that the VA scandal will just disappear as long as he stays silent,” said Art Hackney, an Alaska-based strategist for Crossroads GPS. “As his Senate Democrat colleagues call for Secretary Shinseki’s resignation, Begich continues to sit on the sidelines. If Begich is serious about getting accountability at the VA, he has the opportunity to roll Harry Reid and demand that his party leadership bring the VA Accountability Act up for a vote on the Senate floor.”
Crossroads GPS began airing a new ad in Alaska this week for a total buy of $450,000. The ad can be viewed here.
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