House Republicans Blast Texas VA Hospital

  • House Republicans are demanding that a veterans hospital in Austin, Texas, put back a cross display that officials removed from the lobby following complaints that displaying the symbol “somehow” violates the U.S. Constitution.
  • Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy, along with 16 of his GOP colleagues sent a joint letter Monday to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough demanding that Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) immediately return the cross – which bears the emblems of American military branches and the words, “Remember our Veterans” – back to its original display.
  • The display is topped by what appears to be a bugle player, likely to represent the playing of “Taps” at military or veteran funerals.
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