Fiery Hegseth Goes Off on VA Secretary: Employees Still Have 'Job Security Galore'
Pete Hegseth slammed the VA Secretary for giving employees “job security galore” even in the midst of giant scandals, most recently involving two senior officials who are accused of stealing more than $400,000 from taxpayers.
“This scandal is far from over, because the folks at the very top… are not interested in holding people accountable,” Hegseth said on “Fox and Friends” this morning.
He added that Secretary Robert McDonald missed an opportunity to fire Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves, who allegedly manipulated the agency’s hiring system for their own gain.
The two have been demoted, but not fired. And “they’re keeping six-figure salaries,” he noted.
Rules passed earlier this year make it easier to fire VA employees, and “these two qualify,” said Hegseth.
While these employees “have job security galore,” he continued, “veterans, as we’ve seen, are nowhere near getting the quality of service they deserve.”
“I don’t know how [much] more tone-deaf Bob McDonnell could be, really,” he said. “It sends every wrong signal to vets.”
Watch the full interview above.