CNN Reporter ‘Caught Off Guard’ by Pres. Obama’s VA Statement

By Jordan Chariton Comment

GriffinCNN correspondent Drew Griffin, whose investigation into dozens of veterans’ deaths at a Phoenix VA facility put a spotlight on potential wider spread misconduct, told Jake Tapper he was surprised by President Obama’s statement on the VA controversy earlier today.

“I was a little caught off guard by what apparently is a disconnect by what’s happening out here in the country and what the president is talking about,” Griffin said following Obama’s statement.

He added that Government Accountability Office reports already lay out the problems of dangerous patient backlogs at VA facilities, and no further studies are necessary.

Griffin said the veterans he talked to wanted more direct action by the president. “I was a little confused by the president’s remarks today,” he added.