VA Whistleblowers Appear Before House Committee

(Washington, DC) -- Whistleblowers in the Veterans Affairs scandal are telling lawmakers in Washington how they were retaliated against for exposing problems in the department. Dr. Katherine Mitchell blew the whistle on shoddy healthcare at the VA hospital in Phoenix and says some nurses retaliated against her by refusing to answer questions or give verbal reports on patients. Mitchell told the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs that administrators did nothing to stop this behavior and they ignored her requests for additional resources and training.