I'm not debating that it exists.
I'm saying we all know what it is.
But the VA, in Monday's House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee hearing, insisted that they can't rush into things and they're going to need to spend weeks and weeks and weeks coming up with a definition for sexual assault.
This is just another attempt by the VA to ignore the issue -- and, most importantly, their own failure and record of failure on this issue.
C.I.'s covering the hearing in the snapshot (at the end of my post) and I thought I'd just add to that how reluctant (I'm being very kind) the VA witnesses were to answer the Congress' questions.
It was embarrassing. The GAO issued a report awhile back (I think last week) that found an alarming trend: veterans and VA employees were being sexually assaulted at the VA.
Now the VA should have come forward with that and with the serious issue that sexual assaults are not, as they're supposed to, being reported to the VA's Inspector General.
But they appear to have thought no one would find out and that they could stonewall if it did come out. It's come out and all they're doing is stonewalling.
Defining sexual assault? At most, that's a one hour meeting.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"