Scott Brown is the Massachusetts Republican who shocked the nation by winning a senate race in the liberal state in 2010. He’s also a longtime member of the military, so choosing him for this role might not be a bad idea.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Report: Trump eyes ex-Sen. Scott Brown to run VA
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is a candidate to be nominated secretary of veterans affairs for the incoming Trump administration, according to a Boston Globe report Friday evening.
Brown, who served over 30 years in the Army National Guard, said President-elect Trump called him Friday to tell him that he was under consideration.
“He said he’s making his highest recommendation to his committee that they consider me,” Brown said.
He said Trump asked him what his passion was, to which he replied, “military service.”
“Quite honestly, it’s the toughest Cabinet position,” Brown said he told Trump. “It transcends party.”
Brown is certainly right when he says it’s a hard job. Especially now, when the department has been run so badly for so many years.
A quick look at Brown’s Twitter feed shows he is definitely interested in veterans’ issues:
— Scott P. Brown (@SenScottBrown) November 16, 2016
This is a great example of why things need to change at the VA. https://t.co/yOeSbSVWgY
— Scott P. Brown (@SenScottBrown) November 15, 2016
Thinking of our wonderful Veterans on Veteran's Day #saythankyou
— Scott P. Brown (@SenScottBrown) November 11, 2016