Rep. Dan Crenshaw accused 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders of pandering to veterans in a scathing Tuesday morning tweet.
Crenshaw, a Texas Republican, was replying to a weekend tweet from the Vermont Independent, in which Sanders said: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, then don’t go to war.”
(snip) “Watching Bernie pander to different groups to get their vote has always disgusted me, but now it’s personal,” the Texas Republican tweeted in reply.
“I didn’t go to war so that you would take care of me, Bernie. I went because I wanted to serve and our country needed it,” he added.
Sanders, a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has championed improving veteran care as part of his broader stance on affordable healthcare.According tohis official website, Sanders favors fully funding and expanding the Department of Veterans Affairs, streamlining compensation claims for veterans and increasing access to mental health services.