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Senator John McCain has been getting an earful from veterans on this issue. On Monday, he said that he feels the anger level with the VA is at an all time high.

At the National Memorial Cemetery in North Phoenix, both Arizona Senators joined hundreds of veterans and their families and paid tribute.

"We honor them, and we don't know we they all rest, but we know what they did for our country and we will always remember them, but also we have an obligation to the veterans that are living. And that obligation is not being fulfilled today," said Sen. John McCain.

As the Senator shook hand and took pictures many veterans asked him about the VA.

"The best way to keep this being from a partisan fight is to make sure the veterans know that we are doing this on their behalf and not because of political advantage," said McCain.

The President today also touched on the growing VA scandal during a speech at Arlington National Cemetery. "As we've been reminded in recent days, we must do more to keep faith with our veterans and their families and ensure they get the care and benefits and opportunities that they've earned and that they deserve. These Americans have done their duty. They ask nothing more than that our country does ours, now and for decades to come," said President Obama.

Staff at the Phoenix VA has been accused of keeping a secret waiting list to disguise long wait times, and a whistleblower alleges that as many as 40 people may have died while waiting for care.

The President sent Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors to Phoenix on Friday to meet with VA leaders, the Senator isn't happy about that choice.

"Not a person who is familiar with the veteran's issues down. He sent down here one of his political guys which is absolutely almost insulting," said McCain.

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