Las Vegas Sun

May 24, 2019

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Letter to the editor:

VA cronyism is an outrage

The Sun’s recent editorial regarding an unauthorized troika of Mar-a-Lago members directing the management of the Department of Veteran Affairs in violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act has caught my attention.

As a veteran who served over 10 years in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, I find it appalling that the decision-making authority of the Department of Veteran Affairs with a budget of $199 billion is being vested in a trio of county club members who have never served a collective day in the military.

They have been given this authority not in Washington, or in the West Wing, or through an act of congressional approval but by the president’s cronyism to the locker room crowd at Mar-a-Lago.

Is this the way to run the Department of Veteran Affairs? Is the administration draining the swamp or restocking it?

As a vet, I want professionals running the department, not a troika of cronies.

Wake up America, we’re being crapped on.

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