During the presidential campaign, Trump promised to take care of our veterans and it’s a promise he must keep. He just took another step to make sure the job gets done. A new executive order was just signed which intends to bring more accountability to the department.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Trump signs executive action aimed at VA accountability
President Trump signed an executive action on Thursday to create an “Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection” at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a move aimed at allowing VA leadership to identify areas of misconduct or duplication within the agency workforce.
“With the creation of this office, we are sending a strong message: those who fail our veterans will be held, for the first time, accountable,” Trump said during a signing ceremony at the VA headquarters, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and VA Secretary David Shulkin.
Trump recalled the wait time scandal that rocked the VA in 2014 and led to the resignation of then-VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. He noted many veterans continue to struggle with receiving timely appointments at their VA hospitals and referenced the “veterans who died before going to the doctor.”
The people who volunteer to protect the freedom of all Americans deserve the best of care.
It’s the least we can do to honor their sacrifice.