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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:56 PM

Trump's VA Firing Spree Falters in Court

Source: ProPublica

Rather than defend a law that the president loves, the VA will reinstate a hospital director whom it twice tried to fire.

President Donald Trump often touts a law he signed to speed up firings at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He and other Republicans see the law as a model for weakening civil service protections across the federal government.

The administration’s case for the new law centered on Brian Hawkins. Hawkins was the director of the VA hospital in Washington when an internal investigation discovered safety risks for patients. The VA tried to fire Hawkins but got held up on appeal. Then-Secretary David Shulkin said Hawkins showed why “we need new accountability legislation and we need that now.” Once Congress passed the legislation, the VA used it to go after Hawkins a second time.

Now, almost two years later, the VA’s case against Hawkins has fallen apart. On Tuesday, the government said it would give Hawkins his job back rather than defend the statute in court.

Read more: https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-va-firing-spree-falters-in-court



How many lives are ruined by this evil administration and how much money is wasted.

Or is that the whole point?

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erronis May 2019 OP
keithbvadu2 May 2019 #1
Mr.Bill May 2019 #2
htuttle May 2019 #3
maxrandb May 2019 #4
Mc Mike May 2019 #5
McCamy Taylor May 2019 #6

Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:05 PM

1. So much for the rule of law.

"rather than defend the statute in court"

So much for the rule of law.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:11 PM

2. Not long after Trump took office

they fired every doctor at our local VA clinic. It goes without saying this greatly reduced the services they could provide.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:01 PM

3. Why does ShartStick hate veterans?

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Response to htuttle (Reply #3)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:50 PM

4. It's hate and grift. It's a twofer. He hates vets because they

have more integrity in their little pinky than he does it his fat, porcine body... plus, he gets to privatize VA Medical Services for fat profits to American oligarchs.

Bet if we dig a little deeper we'll find "Netherworld Barbie" Ivanka has trademarked "McVets Clinic".

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:52 PM

5. He wanted to install one of his merde a lago caddies into Hawkin's position. nt

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:21 AM

6. Read the article. It was a whistle-blower retaliation.

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