BREAKING: Proposed VA Head: Dr David Shulkin

In a wide-ranging press conference today, President-Elect Donald Trump nominated Dr. David J. Shulkin as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Shulkin was named to the #2 spot, which is essentially a chief operating officer position, by President Obama and confirmed by the Republican-led Senate.

His background prior to that appointment was as a doctor (internist) and a medical facility and health care company manager in the private sector, in the New York City area.

Shulkin’s VA bio is here at the VA:

As of 1200 EDT, reporters have asked nothing about Shulkin, instead immediately interrupting Trump to ask him about tax returns and keep returning to their preferred narratives.

We’ve been critical of Dr Shulkin in his #2 position before, but we wish him all success, for obvious reasons.