Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson, the Democratic candidate for 1st District Congress, will be joined by veterans today to criticize Republican Rep. Rick Crawford for being one of only five House members to oppose legislation to beef up medical services for veterans. From release:
Mayor Jackie McPherson will join veterans to hold a news-conference at a VWF Post in Jonesboro to condemn Congressman Rick Crawford for voting against a landmark, bipartisan bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Administration and ensure veterans have access to medical care in the wake of the recent VA scandal. Congressman Crawford was one of only 5 members in the entire Congress to vote against the bill.
Congress is also expected to adjourn for their summer recess today — and the veterans will discuss how will they demand answers from Congressman Crawford on his vote when he returns to Arkansas.
WHO: Mayor Jackie McPherson, U.S. Congressional Candidate (AR-1); Corporal Michael Willen, USMC, Retired; Chief Master; Sergeant Patti Roberts, USAF, Retired; Senior Master Sergeant Weldon Roberts, USAF, Retired; Chief Petty Officer Mark Davis, USN, Retired.