“I’m here to make sure we do a better job,” said Tillis, a Republican.
Tillis said that in many cases procedural issues that are not in control of North Carolina officials are to blame for long wait times at VA facilities in the state.
Asked if North Carolina needed more VA facilities, he said the state needs more capacity, whether or not it comes in new facilities. The age of some facilities, he said, means that some new ones probably will be necessary.
“It’s more about how do you expand our footprint but maybe not just by building another standalone building,” he said.
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