March 13, 2018      5:46 PM
AP: Trump considers Rick Perry for VA Secretary
Trump is considering replacing embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with Energy Secretary Rick Perry
the Associated Press news blast:
Donald Trump is considering
replacing embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David
Shulkin with Energy Secretary Rick
source familiar with the White House discussions tells The
Associated Press that Trump has floated the notion of the Cabinet reshuffle as a way to right the ship at the VA, believing Shulkin has
become a distraction to the department’s work. The source was not authorized to
discuss internal deliberations.
has faced several investigations over his travel and leadership of the
department, but until now has received praise from the president for his work
to turn around the department. The news comes after Trump’s firing of Secretary
of State Rex Tillerson.