Friday, May 23, 2014

Chet Edwards Next VA Secretary?



President Obama should reach out to former Congressman Chet Edwards and nominate him to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Current VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki has come under fire recently over a scandal that delayed much needed medical care to hundreds of our nations bravest warriors. Chet Edwards is a former Congressman from Central Texas who was defeated several years ago after congressional districts were redrawn to favor Republican candidates in the Lone Star State. Until that was done, Congressman Edwards was one of the most senior leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives. Chet Edwards always looked out for veterans when he served in Congress and he was also considered back in 2008 as President Obama's first Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Hopefully, the President will consider former Congressman Edwards as a replacement for Secretary Shinseki when he is forced to step down in the near future. I have no idea what Congressman Edwards has been up to since leaving office, but he would be a great Secretary of Veterans Affairs – if President Obama asked him to re-enter public service.

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