‘You’re going to hear me scream’: Montel Williams continues to sound the alarm on the VA scandal

Montel Williams once again joined Glenn this morning to discuss the ever-growing VA scandal. As Williams explained, the horrendous conditions our veterans are facing that has seen at least several dozen die while waiting for care are not going to change simply because President Obama nominated a new VA secretary. Now is not the time to back down, and both Glenn and Williams challenged the audience to keep people informed about this crisis.

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It is no secret that Glenn and Williams would be considered strange bedfellows. Williams explained he was recently approached in an airport by two individuals who had heard him speaking on Glenn’s show and wanted to thank Williams for his tireless work.

“I was in the airport, and in the span of two minutes – I’m not kidding you – one guy came up to me, stopped me for a second, and he said, ‘I really want to thank you for what you’re doing for vets. I heard you on Glenn Beck, and, you know what, I don’t know what drew to be on his show, but when I heard about you being on this show, I tuned in to hear what you had to say,’” Williams said. “Another guy came up to me [and said], ‘I heard you on Glenn, and you don’t give up.’”

Williams has faced a good deal of backlash for appearing on Glenn’s radio and television shows to discuss the VA scandal, but he has publically thanked Glenn for his willingness to give him time to talk about the issue.

“I’ve had others in the non-conservative, the other media, saying to me, ‘I don’t know why you’re talking to Glenn.’ ‘Why are you talking to Glenn?’” Williams said. “It’s not because you’re the only person that wants to talk to me. It’s because I think we are showing the rest of the country that no matter what your politics are, when it comes to the politics of those who allow us the freedom we have, we have to put down our differences and come together to solve these problems.”

Just last week, a veteran died in an Albuquerque, New Mexico Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria. The man was just 500-yards away from an emergency room, but instead of rushing to get him assistance after he collapsed, an ambulance was called. In the 30 minutes it took for an ambulance to arrive, the man died.

“What happened in Albuquerque, this is absolutely ridiculous,” Williams said. “I’ve been watching the news. Just because we put a man’s name up as the future VA secretary… all of a sudden everybody thinks their problems are solved. The problem is not solved.”

Ultimately, Williams was clear that this is not an ideological issue. This is an issue of doing what is right for the people that risked their lives for our freedom. Williams intends on holding Washington’s feet to the fire as the election season ramps up, and he asked others to do the same.

“I voted Republican until I got out of the military. I vote independently now. I’m not a Democrat, and I never will be. And I’ll never be a Republican ever again,” Williams said. “But I will tell you this, what I want to do this November is… make sure that anybody who voted against or did not vote for something for our veterans right now, I’m going to hold them accountable. You’re going to hear me scream.”

  • landofaahs

    Remember Obama closed down the WW2 memorial on the mall. He does not care about Veterans and he wants to play the shell game away from the IRS scandal and Ben Ghazi. Keep focused people. Like a lazer beam, keep focus.

  • lenotre

    Obama’s “corpsemen” are becoming corpses.

  • LicketySplit

    If you recall…the day after he closed the memorial..they held an immigration rally on the very same property with Nanny Piglosi officiating..LaRaza was in full bloom. They should all go bloom and go back home..forcefully if not peacefully. WE CANT AFFORD IT!!

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  • bud

    And the GOP blocked 2 bills that would have helped our vets.
    Which is worse?

  • Disco Obama

    I’d like to see these two have a cry-off. :)

    For charity, of course.

    Montel Williams could have raised millions for his own veterans care facility already. Just remember prior to socialist government care we took care of our own. Why are you looking to the government to solve this?

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  • landofaahs

    No, they did not want to waste money on liberal BS that was add-ons to the bill. Bud is a dud.

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    Why did they fill it with PORK??!! Don’t put that on the GOP!!

  • Mark Goldstein

    Vets will raise Holy Hell should King Barrack try that and the American People are tired of the lies coming out of Washington especially about Benghazi and the IRS and we won’t take our focus off the white house as it is now in the cross hairs him and his queen of foggy bottom

  • Anonymous

    I support Montel’s cause and admire his passion, but his twice citing a relatively small ( $2M) request for additional funding for congressional investigation of Benghazi as a prime example of misguided spending at the expense of the VA undermines his credibility with me, especially in view of the distinguished veterans’ status of at least two of the heroic victims.