“I have no doubt Dr. Shulkin will be able to lead the turnaround our Department of Veterans Affairs needs. His sole mandate will be to serve our veterans and restore the level of care we owe to our brave men and women in the military,” Trump said in a statement, after revealing his pick at a news conference minutes earlier.
He said Shulkin is “an incredibly gifted doctor who is using his elite talents for medicine to care for our heroes, and Americans can have faith he will get the job done right.”
Shulkin currently serves as under secretary for health at the VA in the Obama administration, a position that is responsible for running the Veterans Health Administration.
President Obama nominated him for that position in March 2015; he was confirmed later that year.
If confirmed for the top job by the Senate, Shulkin would become the first non-veteran to head the department that has been plagued for years by scandals involving mistreatment of veterans.Read more at FoxNews