Obama Veterans Administration Worker Mocked Suicides of Veterans With Doll and Noose Decoration

Over the recent Christmas holidays a social worker at the Indianapolis Veterans Affairs clinic thought it would be hilarious to send out emails making fun of veterans with mental issues and depicting an elf doll with a noose of Christmas lights around its neck in a depiction of suicide.

The Indy VA offices say they’ve already punished the worker, but this was exactly the wrong message to be sending out with the VA embroiled in so many scandals.

In one of a series of “funny” emails, the worker showed the photo of the elf doll hung up in the lights with the caption, “Caught in the act of suicidal behavior (trying to hang himself from an electrical cord).”

A social worker at an Indianapolis Veteran Affairs clinic was disciplined earlier this year after sending emails to colleagues that contained photos of an elf figurine posed to mock the mental health problems of combat veterans.

Robin Paul, who manages the Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center’s Seamless Transition Integrated Care Clinic, on Dec. 18 sent an email with photos showing an elf pleading for Xanax and hanging himself with an electrical cord, according to The Indianapolis Star, which broke the story. A spokeswoman for the facility, Julie Webb, said the matter was dealt with in January, but declined to say what action, if any, was taken.

“Management was made aware of the situation a month and a half ago and addressed it at the time,” Webb told FoxNews.com. “Ms. Paul apologized. She has helped to build the clinic up and this was an error in judgment that does not reflect the Indianapolis Veterans Affairs’ commitment to providing high-quality health care to our veterans.”

Paul could not be reached for comment, but told The Indianapolis Star that she was sorry in an email the hospital’s public affairs department sent on her behalf.

This worker remains employed at her $79,916 yearly salary.

Naturally many veterans are quite upset by this callous gallows humor.

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments.

Warner Todd Huston

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