Formerly homeless vet rips Biden admin for spending $86M to house migrants while ‘turning their backs’ on vets

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While the Biden administration claims out of one side of its mouth the southern border is closed, it continues to prove to the American people that their interests are secondary to the interests of thousands of illegal immigrants.

A message that did not escape the notice of a formerly homeless veteran advocating for struggling fellow vets.

President Joe Biden has called on the American people to do their part in fighting the pandemic, promising that they may be allowed to have a backyard BBQ by the Fourth of July. Meanwhile, illegal immigrants have been released inside the continental U.S. without being tested for the coronavirus — local communities are conducting testing and many of those released have COVID-19.

There are reportedly over 15,000 unaccompanied minors in custody and the federal government is running out of housing, packing them into facilities like sardines. On that end, Biden recently approved $86 million for a contract for hotel rooms near the border to house illegal immigrants.

David Hathcock, a formerly homeless veteran and drug addict who is now a VA nurse, appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday to slam the administration’s “heartbreaking decision” to grant $86.9 million to house illegal immigrants, charging that the Biden White House is “turning their back” on American veterans.

 

“What I don’t understand is why we can allow our greatest heroes, our American veterans that have gone to fight for this country, that have gone and put their lives on the line and then they come back home and have nowhere to go,” Hathcock said. “And this administration is putting more money into people that have never contributed to this society.”

“To me, that is very heart-breaking,” he continued. “Being a homeless veteran myself, I needed all the help I could get, and I believe that that’s where our money needs to be going, to help these veterans who have gone out and put their lives on the line. Some of them are disabled. Some of them have mental issues.”

As noted in the segment, in addition to homeless vets, some National Guard troops in D.C. today are sleeping in parking garages.

Speaking of his own experiences, Hathcock said the road these vets travel is a hard one.

According to Fox News, there are more than 40,000 homeless veterans in the U.S.

“Being homeless is not a good thing. It’s not a good feeling,” he said. “Especially when you feel like now our administration has turned — it seems to me that they’re turning their back on these American veterans.”

“Myself, it was very difficult. It was a hard road. It was, you know… it’s hard to talk about sometimes,” Hathcock said. “But, I’m back. And I have one of the greatest jobs in the world and that is taking care of these American veterans.”

His inspirational story goes from being at rock bottom to getting clean and now in a position to help fellow vets who have experienced the same thing.

Hathcock was asked if the U.S. does enough for our veterans.

“I think we could do better. I mean, I really do,” he said. “We are given $86 million to people that have never contributed to this society. And, yet, we let the people that have given the most be homeless.”

Given how Democrats treat people who have entered the country illegally, there were lots of tweets seen online that suggested smuggling homeless veterans into Mexico and have them enter the country as illegal immigrants.

Tom Tillison

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