Rep. Brian Mast of Flordia is on the list of President Donald Trump’s candidates for the position of Veterans Affairs Secretary. The position has been left vacant since the sudden firing of David Shulkin on March 28, 2018.
The 37 years old Congressman was wounded during a military deployment to Afghanistan in 2010. A blast from an IED resulted in Mast having both of his legs and one finger amputated. He now walks using dual prosthetics.
Follow his service, Mast was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 has voted in support of most of President Trump’s policies. Since his election to Congress, Mast became the first lawmaker to open up an office in the West Palm Beach VA in order to have closer contact with fellow veterans.
Remember Ronnie Jackson?
The deliberations on the Secretary of Veterans Affairs position reopened as President Trump’s original candidate for the position, Ronny Jackson, withdrew his nomination in late April. Jackson, a military doctor and the president’s personal physician, withdrew his nomination after allegations began circulating of Jackson drinking on the job and handing out prescriptions to powerful painkillers in an inappropriate manner.