For weeks now, it has been rumored that David Shulkin was going to be replaced soon, mostly due to the reports of his lavish spending habits. As a Fox News article states,
Rumors had been swirling for weeks about Shulkin’s future amid investigations into alleged spending abuses and reports of internal dissension at the VA. In February, the VA’s internal watchdog found that Shulkin had improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and his then-chief of staff had doctored emails to justify his wife traveling to Europe with him at taxpayer expense. Shulkin agreed to reimburse the government more than $4,000 in that case.
Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., a Marine combat veteran who called for Shulkin to resign after the February watchdog report, said in a statement on Wednesday that Shulkin had done “nothing to clean up the culture of bureaucratic incompetence that has defined the leadership at the VA.”
In true Trump style, he announced that Shulkin was officially out, and to be replaced by Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, with Hon. Robert Wilkie of DOD to be Acting Secretary:
If you ask me, this is AWESOME news!!! The Veterans Administration is a SWAMP, and needs to be completely overhauled. While Sec. Shulkin seemed like he was trying to get the VA back on track… he WAS the under secretary during all of the VA scandals during the Obama administration, after all! More bureaucracy is NOT what the VA needs. The VA needs actual CARE and actual ATTENTION, and Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson could easily bring that to the agency, in spades.
You may remember seeing Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson during a White House Press Briefing, around 2 months ago, as he described in GREAT detail the results of President Trump’s physical. President Trump had told him to answer every single question that the MSM had… and he did. Here are some of those highlights:
Meanwhile, the MSM is losing its collective mind. According to the MSM, you can’t run an agency unless you are a swamp dwelling bureaucrat, adept at running an agency into the ground. As an example, here is the Politico Headline: ‘My first reaction was OMG’: Trump’s VA pick is new to all this.
While Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson may be new to running a huge agency, guess who ELSE was new to running a swamp-filled bureaucracy?? President Donald J. Trump! And he’s done a REMARKABLE job so far, hasn’t he? 🙂
As a side note, I would like to thank President Trump for not appointing Pete Hegseth. Don’t get me wrong… he would be a WONDERFUL pick for the VA, but I would miss him way too much in the mornings, on Fox and Friends! 🙂