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Crist makes a claim about veterans lack of access to Medicaid expansion and pins the blame on Scott

As Memorial Day approached, both Gov. Rick Scott and his anticipated Democratic rival Charlie Crist called on Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid news reports that VA staff falsified documentation about how long veterans were waiting to receive health care.

But then Crist pointed the finger at Scott in a series of tweets on May 22 and 23:

• "In addition -- if I were governor, I would take immediate action to make sure our veterans here in FL are getting the care they need."

• "I’d call a special session to expand health care to the more than 41,000 FL vets who are left w/o coverage due to Scott’s failure."

• "41.2k vets in FL don’t have health care because Scott didn't expand Medicaid. Unconscionable."

It was that last tweet that caught our eye. We decided to fact-check the number Crist cited and whether they lack health care because Scott failed to expand Medicaid. Turn to PolitiFact Florida for our full fact-check.