Chuck Todd: VA Scandal More Dangerous for Obama than ‘Partisanized’ Benghazi

MSNBC host and NBC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd warned on Monday that the budding scandal surrounding some Veterans’ Administration employees admitting to “gaming the system” and hiding patients’ wait times is politically “dangerous” for President Barack Obama and democrats. “Much more so,” he asserted, “than the partsianized Benghazi [investigation].”

Todd closed Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown with a brief review of the scandal surrounding some VA hospitals deliberately obscuring the true wait times that some veterans endured. He noted that Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs Eric Shinseki is scheduled to testify before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee later this week.

“This is probably going to get a little ugly,” Todd noted. “It’s this bipartisan outrage that’s the reason why this VA issue and scandal is a much bigger story right now, frankly, than the investigation into Benghazi.”

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Todd explained that this issue reignites the debate about the White House’s “competency” which dominated the headlines in the fall of 2013 when the Affordable Care Act’s website debuted.

“This one has legs and it’s very dangerous for the White House,” Todd closed. “Much more so, frankly, than the partisanized Benghazi.”

Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:

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