(This post originally appeared in Townhall.com | Image from Townhall)
By Dan Celia
On Wednesday, we learned that the Department of Veterans Affairs has been forced to rehire the former director of the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Brian Hawkins had been fired in July after the completion of an internal investigation.
This fireworks-laden firing stemmed from Hawkins’ incompetence in handling the administrative duties of medical care for our veterans. Removed as director in April, an inspector general’s report later revealed that under his leadership the hospital endangered patients with its rampant organizational and managerial dysfunction.