Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake promise they're pushing for better veteran care

PHOENIX - Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake paused to remember our fallen heroes this Memorial Day.

They also promised veterans they're working to get them better care.

McCain and Flake spoke to a crowd of veterans at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix Monday.

McCain said quality care is an obligation to our veterans.

“How we care for those who risked their lives for us is the most important test of a nation's character,” he said.   

He wants to get the U.S. Department of Justice involved in the investigation into the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

Right now the Office of the Inspector General is investigating allegations of delayed care and mismanagement at VA facilities across the country.  

McCain said it's time to look at private care alternatives.

This comes as President Obama announced private hospitals could take some pressure off of the VA.

“Our veterans gave the very best they had to us, and in some cases apparently they've gotten the worst in return. We have to fix it, we have to fix it soon,” he said, as veterans cheered.

McCain said he is working on legislation to address some issues at the Veterans Administration.

He hopes to introduce that at the Capitol next week.

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