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Does That Mean You Fired Them?': VA Secretary Claims Heads Are Rolling at the VA


“We’re making fundamental changes..."

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Is the hammer coming down at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?

The lying, failing, whistleblower-harassing agency has fired some 900 employees as scandals rocked the agency, VA Secretary Robert McDonald told NBC News on Sunday morning.

“We’re making fundamental changes in the department in terms of leadership,” McDonald said. “We have held accountable about 900 employees who are no longer with us that were with us before I became secretary.”

“Does that mean you fired them?” asked host Chuck Todd.

“Nine hundred people have been fired since I became secretary,” McDonald said. “We’ve got 60 people that we fired who have manipulated wait times. We’ve got about 100 senior leaders who are under investigation now whose performance reviews have been deferred until we get feedback from the IG and Department of Justice. So we’re holding people accountable.”

Watch the clip below:

In 2013, the VA had more than 312,000 full-time employees.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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