JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – There’s reaction from Senator Roy Blunt and Senator Claire McCaskill’s office to the harsh letter Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens sent them regarding the St. Louis Veterans Home.
In his reply to an earlier letter from the senators, Greitens wrote, “I appreciate your recent interest in the St. Louis Veterans Home. … A lot of us back home have been wondering what you’ve been up to.” He added, “We don’t need more meaningless letters from career politicians. What we need is action.”
McCaskill spokesman John La Bombard issued this statement Thursday afternoon:
“This is a state-run veterans facility. The governor should toughen up, accept the criticism, and fix it.”
Blunt issued a statement reading:
“I take seriously the concerns raised by veterans and their families at the public meeting in Kirkwood on Monday. I agree with Governor Greitens that these allegations are deeply disturbing, and support his call for an investigation into this state-run veterans home. I believe it is important that the investigation be conducted by an independent entity.
“I want our state and the governor to be successful, and any advice I have for him is always given with that in mind.”
The governor’s letter:
The letter from senators McCaskill and Blunt: