The Republican Party of Louisiana today joined the Republican National Committee in calling for an independent investigation into the deaths of at least 40 veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals around the country.
Louisiana is home to more than 315,000 veterans.
“Veterans – whether from Louisiana or not – have made tremendous, selfless sacrifices for their country," Republican Party of Louisiana Executive Director Jason Doré said. "They deserve answers, accountability and a system that works for them. Democrats like Mary Landrieu and Barack Obama have shown a reticence to fully investigate other troubling issues, including the Benghazi tragedy and the mistreatment of conservative grassroots groups by the IRS. Given this track record, a truly independent investigation is needed to address the issues plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs.”