Trump Jr. touts hundreds of VA firings

Trump Jr. touts hundreds of VA firings
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Donald Trump Jr. on Sunday touted the recent announcement that hundreds of officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs have been fired since his father took office.

"A great start, need to get replace bureaucrats w thinkers: Hundreds of VA officials fired since Trump's inauguration," Trump Jr. tweeted.

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Friday that more than 500 officials had been fired for misconduct since the inauguration, according to CBS News.


A list of employee "accountability actions" will be posted online, VA Secretary David Shulkin said. 

"Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we're doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent," Shulkin said in a statement.

Last month, President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE signed a bill that would make it easier for the department to fire employees accused of misconduct.

He said during a signing ceremony at the White House that it is a “national disgrace” that some VA workers involved in treatment scandals were allowed to remain in their roles and that the new law will make sure it “never happens again.”
“This is one of the largest reforms of the VA in its history,” the president said last month.