April 18, 2018

Ranking Member Walz Reacts To Naming Of Trump Campaign Aide Accused Of Sexual Harassment As Acting Chief Information Officer At VA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement:

“President Trump’s naming of a profoundly inexperienced campaign staffer accused of sexual harassment to serve as VA’s Chief Information Officer is disturbing, unacceptable, and another sad illustration of this Administration’s disregard for our nation’s veterans” said Rep. Walz, the highest ranking enlisted servicemember ever to serve in Congress. “At a time of implementation of critical VA initiatives, such as the modernization of VA’s electronic health record system and confronting an aging IT infrastructure, this is a profoundly bad decision that disrespects those who have worn our nation’s uniform. I, once again, call on the President to put his own narrow and selfish agenda aside and put our veterans first.”