The Associated Press is reporting that a veteran’s group is unhappy with Baron Hill’s (IN-09) comments at a Memorial Day speech. Apparently the politician made remarks that the group deemed political. Specifically, he indicated confusion over Bush’s rejection of the GI bill that the Democrats pushed through Congress. The group says that they didn’t want the event to be political.
Hill, D-9th District, said at the county Veterans Council’s observance on Monday that President Bush planned to veto a new GI Bill passed by Congress. He encouraged the crowd to ask the president to let the legislation become law.
“I don’t want to make this political, but the president has said that he is going to veto this bill. For the life of me I don’t understand why,” Hill said in his speech. “And I hope that you’ll take the time, in honor of our veterans, to write to the president of the United States and ask him to change his mind.”