Washington, DC is a crazy place, especially these days! The latest is the head of the Bureau of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin is out. He’s probably not happy about it, so he wrote an op-ed that’s been published by the “New York Times.”
In it, he points to the drive to privatize the medical arm of the agency as one reason he’s gone. Shulkin is staunchly opposed to the plan. He also goes on to blame the underbelly of DC. “I came to government with an understanding that Washington can be ugly, but I assumed that I could avoid all of the ugliness by staying true to my values. I have been falsely accused of things by people who wanted me out of the way. But despite these politically-based attacks on me and my family’s character, I am proud of my record and know that I acted with the utmost integrity. Unfortunately, none of that mattered.”
It’s interesting he went there, since, as we told you earlier, Shulkin is under an ethics investigation for allegedly using a business trip to actually get a free vacation on the taxpayers and for supposedly accepting the gift of Wimbledon tickets.