Dem senator blasts VA for outsourcing veterans suicide line

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who sits on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, blasted the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for outsourcing its suicide line.

In an interview broadcast Sunday on AM 970 in New York, Blumenthal said he is demanding accountability from the VA on veterans’ suicides and the care offered to members of the U.S. military.

Blumenthal said that outside contractors are not qualified to handle the veterans crisis line. The Democratic senator called for “real action” over rhetoric, noting there is a bipartisan effort in Congress to address the issue.

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