Bernie Sanders Blames Koch Brothers For VA Scandal

Bernie Sanders

Is there anything the Democrats won’t blame on the Koch brothers? Senator Bernie Sanders, a socialist that runs as an independent and caucuses with the Democrats, came out and blamed the businessmen and philanthropists for the recent VA scandal.

The Department of Veterans affairs has fallen under increased scrutiny over revelations administrators in Phoenix and elsewhere created off the books waiting lists for veterans seeking care. Several veterans died while waiting on the secret lists.

Sanders forcefully defended the VA and other federal agencies at the forum, stating the VA provides “very high quality healthcare” and programs such as Medicare and Social Security are “enormously popular.”

However, Sanders’s critique of the VA scandal then took a bizarre turn.

“Right now, as we speak, a concerted effort to undermine the VA,” he said. “What are the problems? The problems are, is, that all of these are large, governmental institutions and you have folks out there now, Koch Brothers and others, who want to radically change the nature of society, and either make major cuts in all of these institutions, or maybe do away with them entirely.”

So, in Sen. Sanders’s mind the negative media coverage around the VA scandal is really just a Koch conspiracy to undermine the agency so the department can eventually be gutted.

Read the whole thing at listen to Sanders’s crazy rant at Washington Free Beacon. The left is getting more unhinged by the minute.