Newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bob McDonald, posted this YouTube video to talk directly to veterans about his first 100 days in office. He spent much of that time touring VA clinics, hospitals and other facilities to listen directly to veterans and staff.
His one conclusion, “There is no substitute for the VA.”
McDonald also appeared on the CBS show 60 Minutes:
Scott Pelley: How many employees do you think should be fired based on what you know?
Secretary McDonald: The report we’ve passed up to the Senate Committee and House Committee, has about 35 names on it. I’ve got another report that has over 1,000.
Scott Pelley: If 1,000 people need to go, give me a sense of what are some of the things that they did?
Secretary McDonald: We’re simplistically talking about people who violated our values.
You can watch that news segment here.