Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Trump considers Rick Perry for veterans affairs secretary

Rick Perry Rick Perry
Kenny Thornton | 14 March, 2018, 13:08

And Mr. Trump has publicly showered Dr. Shulkin with praise.

Possible replacements for Energy Secretary show Trump also is unfamiliar with the responsibilities of the Energy Secretary.

Shulkin, 58, a physician and former hospital administrator, has become embroiled in internal disputes with Trump administration officials, people familiar with the situation said. "Unfortunately, Secretary Shulkin, by his conduct, lacks the moral authority to achieve you goals of a transparent, accountable VA that is dedicated to meeting our nation's obligations to the men and women who wore the uniform and made tremendous sacrifices in defense of our freedoms".

Shulkin has been struggling with political appointees at his department, some of whom allegedly oppose his policies and are seeking his ouster.

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Last month, Missal issued a scathing report charging that Shulkin wrongly charged the $4,132 airfare for his wife on a trip to Denmark and London last July, and also accepted free tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Russian Federation concedes "dozens" of civilians injured in Syria clash MORE to the White House last week and told him to stop creating drama in his agency, Axios reported Sunday. Per Axios's Jonathan Swan, back in February, Shulkin met with Chief of Staff John Kelly, who agreed to lend him a hand with staffing woes-not to authorize a so-called purge.

The secretary appeared to be regaining his footing.

Veterans of military service ought to be asking an old cliche question about Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin: What did he know, and when did he know it? The secretary maintains the support of top Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Mr. Perry is seen as a more pliant figure for the veterans affairs position. He is a holdover from the Obama administration, where he served as undersecretary for health overseeing medical facilities run by the VA, which provides care for more than 9 million enrolled veterans.

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