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Reverend: I alerted McCain, Shinseki to VA concerns in 2012

The president of the Maricopa County NAACP claims he alerted both Gen. Erik Shinseki and Sen. John McCain more than a year ago about the problems inside the Veterans Administration’s health care system.

“The problem has been going on for many years and we have received complaint after complaint,” the Rev. Oscar Tillman told News/Talk 92.3 KTAR’s Mac & Gaydos on Thursday.

Tillman, a 23-year Air Force veteran, said he has been trying to alert officials since the 1980s and doesn’t appreciate politicians feigning concern.

“I’m so upset with all these people jumping on board — some running for office and some there,” he said. “They have done nothing.”

In his latest attempt to alert both Shinseki and McCain, Tillman mailed a letter in 2012 to both men. He received nothing from Shinseki and just a curt reply from McCain’s office.

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