The positions are filling up fast and as Trump promised to clean up the VA, perhaps Sarah Palin is a great choice.
Palin is the mother of an army veteran.
Sarah Palin is said to be under consideration to serve as our next Secretary for Veterans Affairs. ABC News’ deputy political director Shushannah Walshe said sources told her the former Alaskan governor and vice presidential nominee is possibly on the list. The Hill added that Palin backed Trump early in the election, and that she was also considered to run the Department of the Interior.
There have been numerous accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs misspending money and other mismanagement issues.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been spending at least $6 billion a year in violation of federal contracting rules to pay for medical care and supplies, wasting taxpayer money and putting veterans at risk, according to an internal memo written by the agency’s senior official for procurement.
In a 35-page document addressed to VA Secretary Robert McDonald, the official accuses other agency leaders of “gross mismanagement” and making a “mockery” of federal acquisition laws that require competitive bidding and proper contracts.
Palin has been outspoken about problems at the VA as reported by ABC News.
The speech includes Sarah Palin’s ideas on reforming the VA, including improved health care, using military skills to return to the workforce and securing their benefits. The speech also includes a criticism of Barack Obama.
“Stop blaming the victim and wake up, Mr. President,” she says. “While Christians bow our heads to pray for you, radical Islamists want to cut off your head. The only thing standing between us and savages, it’s the red white and blue, it’s the United States military. And if you love freedom, thank a vet. Thank them. Honor them.”