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Local Vets Speak About Waco VA Allegations

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(KCEN)-- McLennan County veteran’s service officer Steve Hernandez listens to a lot of complaints every day. But says he's never heard of these alleged scheduling abuses. 

“We usually have pretty positive results,” says Hernandez. “Honestly that internal scheduling manipulation that's just a situation that I've not run across.”

Dr. Michael Kemp has been going to the Waco VA for over 20 years, and says he's never had a problem. 

“You can walk in there and they will say hi to you,” says Kemp. “Everybody out there knows who you are and they try to make a point to recognize who their people are.”

Kemp suspects these allegations are an isolated incident. But a former employee of the Waco, Austin, and San Antonio VA says all three were hiding veteran's appointments. In an attempt to cover-up long delays in patients getting treatment. 

Allegations that politicians like Senator John Cornyn want answers for. 

“I would just tell you this is the tip of the iceberg,” says Cornyn. “This is going to be unfolding for I think sometime as we try to collect the evidence."

 Cornyn says he will continue asking questions on the Senate floor about the allegations, until all the details are revealed. 

"This has been festering for a long time now and a lot of people have felt frustrated and intimidated. And just couldn't live with their conscience anymore and so they've decided they needed to step forward."
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