CVA Statement on VA’s Proposal to Fire Three Phoenix VA Leaders Involved in Wait List Scandal
Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Press Secretary John Cooper released the following statement regarding the VA’s proposal to remove three officials involved in the wait list scandal in Phoenix:
“We are pleased the VA has finally, nearly two years after the revelations in Phoenix, pledged to hold those responsible for veteran wait lists accountable. There is today no question that Lance Robinson, Darren Deering and Brad Durry were intimately involved in the manipulation of wait lists that possibly led to the deaths of dozens, even hundreds, of veterans. Though these are merely proposals for termination, we hope the VA acts affirmatively in support of true accountability. We also encourage the federal bureaucrats at the Merit Systems Protection Board to recognize the need to restore trust in the Department of Veterans Affairs and the broader civil service, and uphold these measures when they are inevitably appealed.”
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