BREAKING: Trump ousts Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin (UPDATES TO FOLLOW)
Shulkin, the only Obama administration holdover in the Cabinet, had been a favorite of President Trump’s. But months of turmoil in VA’s senior ranks have roiled the second-largest federal agency, which employs 360,000 people.
Tensions became public in February with the release of a critical report by the inspector general on a 10-day trip Shulkin took with his wife and top staff to Europe last summer. Since the report’s release, his detractors have lobbied the White House to force Shulkin out.
This is a developing story. It will be updated.