VA Chief: Employees Being Held ‘Accountable’

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald said Sunday that he is holding employees of his agency more responsible for their treatment of veterans after a scandal that engulfed the department last year.

“Nine-hundred people have been fired since I became secretary…so we’re holding people accountable,” McDonald said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

McDonald assumed the top post at the VA after reports of lengthy waiting lists and preventable deaths in the VA’s healthcare system rocked the agency in 2014.