U.S. Sen. David Vitter said "our patience is running thin" and "we shouldn't be waiting around for a year for a full review" into allegations of scheduling problems at Veterans Affairs clinics in Arizona during which several veterans died while waiting for treatment.

"The VA is badly badly broken," Vitter said. "There needs to be more consequences than have already happened."

Vitter said veterans have been suffering through the "incompetence" of the VA; here in Acadiana, he said that incompetence, as well as the blocking of legislation by Sen. Bernie Sanders, has delayed the building of clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles

"If you had a strong VA secretary and competent VA leadership, they would have broken through that," Vitter said.

Vitter said the alleged actions of the VA were "shocking and unacceptable."

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