President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the man appointed by President Barack Obama as its undersecretary of health and whose tenure has included some of the worst scandals afflicting the troubled agency.
In contrast to Trump’s stated intention to say “you’re fired” to many VA bureaucrats, Shulkin has been an aggressive advocate on behalf of the agency’s status quo. He has made factually challenged statements in defense of VA’s hiring individuals with felony criminal records and doctors who have lost their state licenses to provide medical care.
Shulkin also had to apologize for “misspeaking” when he incorrectly claimed that a story published by The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF) was untrue. He said VA had fired an employee who had taken part in an armed robbery when in fact she continued to work in the hospital’s security office while wearing a GPS ankle monitor.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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