The Veterans Commission kept things cordial at the meeting held Friday morning at Adelup as the commission members came face to face with Veterans Affairs Director Fred Bordallo despite earlier concerns expressed by some members in Bordallo’s ability to head the agency.
It’s no secret that members of the Veteran’s Commission have concerns regarding Veterans Affairs Director Fred Bordallo. As commission member Barry Mead has stated: “Our current director is a veteran who doesn’t have any idea of how to deal with the VA.”
The concerns raised by veterans were amplified by FY 2020 budget talks for the VA office which is substantially lower than the one million dollars that some veterans requested the Bordallo to fight for.
During the Veterans Commission meeting on Thursday, Brian Miranda, the current chairman of the VA Commission, said: “There has been a lot of discussion and words put in my mouth and the commission’s mouth and unless I say it or it comes from me, at no time did I ask for his (Bordallo’s) resignation. I don’t like words put in my mouth and most of the time if it comes from this commission it, comes from these members to me and from me to everybody else. If people do not like that, let me know and somebody else can run this. Until then, I am tired of stuff being told out there that I did not say and I will not stand for it.”