DeMint blocks bill for Lejeune water victims - Local/State - NewsObserver.com:
|Jim DeMint to Marines: Prove it was the |
poisoned water that made you sick!
Republican Sen. Jim DeMint’s stance has developed into an intraparty standoff with Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the Senate bill’s lead sponsor, who led the call to help the Marines and their families.
In an April letter to President Barack Obama asking for additional funds to provide care for victims, leaders of the House and Senate veterans affairs committees called the episode “possibly the worst example of water contamination in our nation’s history.”
Up to a million people at Camp Lejeune may have been exposed to drinking water that was poisoned with trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, benzene and vinyl chloride. Some medical experts have linked the contamination to birth defects, childhood leukemia and a variety of other cancers.Wow. For the first time I can recall, I can honestly say I side with Richard Burr on something.
Here's hoping Jim DeMint gets an earful from veterans, active duty service members, and their families who don't appreciate being called liars and frauds.
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