The VA's COVID death toll equates to 23 per day, a greater number than the suicide rate of veterans, which is 17 per day.
In a statement Saturday, House Speaker Pelosi criticized Robert Wilkie and called for his resignation, following the inspector general's report.
"She has to maintain momentum of saying crazy, outlandish things," retired Brigadier General Anthony Tata said.
Lawmakers from both parties expressed concern during a Congressional hearing Tuesday.
Ronny Jackson's nomination to head the VA has become engulfed in controversy.
The president was meeting with his secretary of veterans affairs and has says he likes watching "two people" go head-to-head.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is hesitant to admit its role in the death of Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski, who died as a result of drugs he was prescribed at a VA hospital.
With painkillers, Mike Stevens could care for his kids and run his farm; now he can barely dress himself.
About half of severely mentally ill people have a drug problem, and vice versa, but federal policies don't address that.
"There is an epidemic of sudden deaths occurring throughout the U.S. military."
The VA killed thousands of vets and fueled the national opioid addiction crisis by recklessly throwing pills at a problem.
The suicide rate for men in the farming, fishing and forestry industries in certain states is higher than that of veterans, two unrelated reports indicate.
Tom Voss thought walking across America would help with his PTSD. Then he started focusing on breathing techniques.
A VA surgeon who reported a co-worker's time card fraud was relocated to a dirty closet and then demoted.
The VA reported that around 100,000 vets still must wait for appointments, and over half that number wait at least 90 days