Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the largest organization of disabled veterans, held a private award ceremony to honor fired VA secretary David Shulkin and his staff along with the other “big six” dinosaur veterans groups – American Legion, AMVETS, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Vietnam Veterans of America.
DAV held the event at its facility in Washington DC to honor Shulkin for his 13 months of work as the agency’s chief administrator to thank him for a job well done. The ceremony is believed to be evidence of a growing rift between veteran organizations and the White House following the twitter termination a couple weeks ago.
Vivieca Wright Simpson was also in attendance and honored for her 32 years of working at VA and helping veteran organizations maintain their advocacy monopoly that squeezes out most other groups seeking a seat at the table.
The dinosaur VSOs have largely decried the termination of Shulkin following confirmed allegations that he took his wife on vacation to Europe using taxpayer funds and resources.
Now, these VSOs are concerned the new team sent to VA from the White House will privatize VA. But what does that mean given that VA has