We first told you about this story 2 1/2 months ago. The VA is using VA resources that should be going to veterans to instead process health care claims for illegal aliens. And the Chairman of the Senate VA Committee, Jon Tester, remains silent (despite the below headline).

Fox News has the story Monday morning: Vulnerable Dem senator breaks silence on Biden admin providing veteran medical resources to illegal immigrants (Original headline read: "Vulnerable Senate Dem silent" but then Tester responded to story without really standing up for veterans)

As Fox News reports, not only is Tester refusing to speak out against Veterans Affairs (VA) employees processing claims for illegal aliens, he voted against a bill that would have blocked taxpayer funded healthcare for illegal aliens.

In 2013, Tester voted against an amendment offered by then-Sen. Jeff Session, R-Ala., to prevent illegal immigrants from accessing free, taxpayer-funded healthcare. That amendment, which failed in a vote of 43 to 56, would have established a "deficit-neutral reserve fund to achieve savings by prohibiting illegal immigrants or illegal immigrants granted legal status from qualifying for federally subsidized health care."

Here's the response from Republican US Senate candidate and Navy SEAL veteran Tim Sheehy:

Tim Sheehy: Illegal immigrants are taking care away from our veterans and Two-Faced Tester is doing nothing. Absolutely shameful. Put veterans first. End illegal immigration. Fix the VA! #RetireTester


We got a chance to catch up with Chris Enget of Concerned Veterans for America-Montana for more on that story back in December.

Aaron Flint: What's the story here when it comes to the VA, supporting and processing claims for illegal aliens even though it's still hard to get all the claims processed for our own American Veterans?

Chris Enget: Really what we're facing here is we have veterans who have made incredible sacrifices for our country- we're facing barriers to accessing that community care that we've earned while these migrants and those that are seeking asylum are being offered this healthcare option through the VA. And it's happening very, very quickly for them. And right now, the VA is processing claims for these unauthorized migrants while there are over 300,000 backlog claims in the VA pipeline of veterans that are not being processed and potentially harming 1000s of veterans by delaying this health care.

Enget called out the VA bureaucracy for prioritizing the health care needs of others before taking care of our heroes.

Chris Enget: Veterans fought for every American and Congress needs to fight for them.


Click here for our full story and audio from back in December.



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