President Trump considering replacing embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary

The Department of Veterans Affairs may shortly have an opening at the top spot. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin may be receiving notice in the near future. If true, that means that President Donald Trump already has a replacement in mind to run the VA. Why is the change necessary. It seems that Mr. Shulkin has a few activities as head of the VA that put his integrity or his good judgment into question. Rather that put up with the hailstorm, the President may decide it is time for new management. Guess who is rumored to be tapped for the job.

As Written and Reported By the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

President Donald Trump is considering replacing embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

A source familiar with the White House discussions tells The Associated Press that Trump has floated the notion of the Cabinet reshuffle as a way to right the ship at the VA, believing Shulkin has become a distraction to the department’s work. The source was not authorized to discuss internal deliberations.

Shulkin has faced several investigations over his travel and leadership of the department, but until now has received praise from the president for his work to turn around the department. The news comes after Trump’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Trump hosted Perry at the White House for lunch Monday, but no formal job offer was made, the source says.


3:45 p.m.

Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is hanging onto his job by a thread as he faces an insurgency from within the agency and new allegations that he had a member of his security detail go shopping with him at Home Depot and then cart the purchases into his house…..


The Latest: Trump considering Rick Perry to take over VA – The Washington Post

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