The Buck Stops…Over There: White House Claims President Obama Learned Of VA Scandal From Media Reports

May 19, 2014

The White House used a very familiar refrain today when asked when President Obama learned about the recent VA scandal.

Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed the president learned of it through media reports.

And for those of you keeping score at home, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard something like this from The White House:


  • USA Today:  NSA Denies Obama Knew Of Spying On German Leader
  • CNN: HHS Chief: President Didn’t Know Of Obamacare Website Woes Beforehand
  • Business Insider: The White House Says It Had No Idea The DOJ Seized The AP’s Phone Records


NRCC COMMENT:“The White House keeps using the same tired excuse and expects Americans to keep believing it. While it’s nice to know that President Obama is such a news junkie, Americans expect leadership and accountability from their president.” – Matt Gorman, NRCC Spokesman


Video Via Republican National Committee