A new report has just come out about yet another possible Trump pick for his cabinet, and it’s going to make a lot of conservatives happy.
It seems President-elect Trump is eyeing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to potentially be his secretary for Veterans Affairs.
The VA has been receiving a lot of well-deserved criticism over the last few years due to scandals involving wait times for patients who died before receiving treatment, so this particular agency is in desperate need of an overhaul.
One thing’s for sure, Palin definitely loves our veterans, so she could likely do a lot of good in that position.
According to TheBlaze, Trump was extremely critical of the VA on the campaign trail, calling the recent scandals in which patients died waiting for treatment at VA hospitals a “disgrace” and promising to make reforming the agency a priority for his administration. He also held a number of high profile fundraisers for veterans on the campaign trail, including a joint rally and fundraiser for veterans on the same night of the final pre-Iowa Republican caucuses debate, which Trump opted to skip when Fox News refused to remove Megyn Kelly as debate moderator.
After Trump won the nomination, he released a 10-point plan to reform the VA and repeatedly promised that taking care of veterans would be a top priority for his administration.
Palin was one of Trump’s earliest supporters and surrogates and frequently appeared on the trail with him in the early days of the campaign. But after a series of rocky appearances, including one in which she made derogatory remarks about popular Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), she appeared less and less frequently with or on behalf of Trump and virtually disappeared during the general election phase of the campaign. However, Trump’s willingness to consider her for a post that he made a top campaign priority signals that Trump has faith in Palin to turn around a troubled agency that has been a lightning rod for controversy for years.
If you volunteer to lay your life on the line in defense of liberty, throwing yourself into the heart of combat to protect your country’s way of life, you certainly deserve to have the best available health care around.
It’s truly appalling to see our veterans give so much of themselves for our nation, only to come home and be left for dead in their time of need. Something absolutely needs to be done to fix this mess, and it needs to be done now.
If Palin truly is Trump’s pick, let’s hope she’s able to turn things around and provide our military with the help and support they need.
What do you think of Palin as a potential pick to head up the VA?