Montel Williams to Barack Obama on VA Petition – “Sign the Paper Homeboy!” [VIDEO]

In an interview with TMZ.com posted yesterday, Montell Williams, a former Marine and Navy officer, implored Obama to order a “surge” by assigning thousands of soldiers who are going off active duty to man military hospitals. He said the extra people could reduce the VA’s backlog in care.

“I’ve issued a petition, and I’m waiting for the White House to respond. And they will, in time,” Williams, 58, says, before growing increasingly animated.
Williams’s petition on the White House’s “We the People” site was unavailable on Thursday, with a message stating it “failed to meet the signature threshold.”

“It’s not about me. It’s about the veterans. Fix the problem. I don’t care if he ever responds to me,” the former host of his eponymous talk show exclaims.

“I don’t want [Obama] to wait 120 days. … I want them today to start working on helping our veterans. And they can do that with the stroke of a pen.”

When asked what he would discuss with Obama if he saw him that day, Williams responded

“Sign the paper, homeboy.”

Williams, a Baltimore native, was in the nation’s capital on Wednesday to speak at a military veterans conference.

h/t TMZ

Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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