CVA Statement on Tomah VA Director Firing
Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) CEO Pete Hegseth today issued the following statement in response to the firing of Tomah, Wisconsin, VA director Mario DeSanctis:
“Concerned Veterans for America applauds the VA for taking this necessary first step toward restoring veterans’ confidence in the VA health care system. However, there is still much work to do to ensure what happened at Tomah never happens again.
“We urge the VA to embrace reforms such as the VA Accountability Act, which would give the VA secretary authority to fire not only top agency officials, but also those who fail to provide the highest standard of care at VA facilities across the country. Veterans’ trust in the VA is dependent on the VA’s demonstrated commitment to accountability and excellence in delivery of care, and the VA has much work to do in earning back that sacred trust.”
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.