Sanders pledges to protect veterans

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In a speech in Mount Vernon, Iowa, Sanders pledged that he would ensure all veterans receive the physical and mental care they need.

On the final day of a two-day stint through Iowa, Sanders held a round-table discussion with veterans at Cornell College, where he pledged to provide veterans with the best quality health care, if elected president.

“The bottom line for me is that when people put their lives on the line for this country, I think we we have a moral responsibility to make sure we give them the best quality health care that we can provide and we get their benefits to them in a timely manner,” Sanders said.

At a later rally in front of more than 1,000 supporters, Sanders reiterated his commitment to the issue of veteran care.

“If elected president, I will make sure that every veteran in this country gets the quality health care they deserve and the benefits they need,” he said. “People can disagree on many things. But what we cannot disagree about is that we will not turnĀ our backs on the men and women who put their lives on the line for this country.”

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