Is Privatization the Motivating Force Behind Shulkin’s Firing?
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Trump Administration continues to live up to its name of being a revolving door. This week, the former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, talked about his removal on Wednesday, via a warning call from White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and later a tweet, as being politically motivated. Despite his own sudden removal, David Shulkin offered complimentary words to his future replacement, Dr. Ronny. L. Jackson, who served as a White House physician prior to President Donald Trump nominating Jackson for the VA Secretary position.
Shulkin was the only one of Trump’s Cabinet nominees who was was a holdover from the Obama administration and was unanimously confirmed. His fortune turned after a critical inspector-general report, concluding that Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to a Wimbledon tennis match during a $122,000 government -funded trip with his wife. The report also found that Shulkin’s chief of staff altered official emails to justify funding for his wife’s portion of the trip.
“We believe that public officials must be held to a higher standard, and whether intentional or not, misusing taxpayer dollars is unacceptable,” a group of bipartisan senators wrote in a letter. Shulkin regretted having “relied upon my staff to do this,” and reimbursed the government. “I’ve addressed that everything that I did on this European trip was preapproved … was consistent with past policies at VA,” Shulkin, “But when the inspector general had concerns about it, I wrote a check and I paid back every penny of a single coach air fare.”
There are those who are concerned whether Johnson have sufficient amount of experience in managing large organization such as VA, below”
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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