Veterans Groups Praise Trump’s VA Pick As Safe, Stabilizing Choice In Wake Of Years Of Scandal
If confirmed, Robert Wilkie will have to tread carefully between the administration and veterans advocates who are on opposing sides when it comes to privatization. But for now, he's winning praise from Republicans and Democrats alike.
Trump VA Pick Boosts Hopes For Reform
President Trump's selection of Robert Wilkie to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being praised by veterans groups as a safe, stabilizing move in the aftermath of the failed nomination of former White House physician Ronny Jackson. Wilkie, who is serving as acting VA secretary, is a Washington insider with years of administrative experience who has previously worked on Capitol Hill as well as in the Pentagon for two presidents. (Weixel, 5/28)