CVA Statement on Phoenix VA Executives Returning to Work
Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Legislative and Political Director Dan Caldwell released the following statement Friday in response to the announcement that Lance Robinson and Brad Curry, two VA managers found to have been involved in the use of the secret wait lists at the Phoenix VA hospital, will return to work at the VA next week:
“Once again, the VA has shown that it does not take accountability, or Congress, seriously. By allowing Robinson and Curry to return to work despite their intimate involvement in the wait list scandal that likely cost dozens of veterans their lives — and Robinson’s documented retaliation against whistleblowers — VA leaders are letting the American people know that their priority is protecting corrupt government bureaucrats instead of seeking to better serve our veterans.
“If Secretary McDonald and the top leadership at the VA do not have the courage, or competence, to properly fire employees like Curry and Robinson who engage in misconduct that puts lives at risk, then they have no business managing an agency that millions of veterans rely on for their critical health care needs. The stakes for our veterans are simply too high.”
Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and prosperity we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.