President Obama plans to nominate former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, sources confirm to Fox News.
The president is expected to make the announcement on Monday. The nomination comes on the heels of a critical White House report which cited a "corrosive culture" at the department that has come under fire for making veterans endure long wait times while misrepresenting their own internal numbers.
McDonald, 61, is a native of Gary, Ind., who grew up in Chicago. He was at the helm of Proctor and Gamble -- a Fortune 500 company with more than 120,000 employees -- from July 2009 to July 2013. While there, he was known for trying to make steep cuts to the company's large staff, but was also replaced last year for various reasons. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/29/sources-obama-to-nominate-ex-pg-head-to-lead-veterans-affairs/?intcmp=latestnews
This wasn't a partisan appointment because, by checking the FEC (Federal Election Commission) McDonald has donated to mostly Republican causes and candidates.
I am sure McDonald is a good guy but has he ever run a hospital or chain of hospitals? Is he familiar with all the red tape and regulations, like the HIPPA law?
I would have preferred someone with hospital experience, but let's see what happens with this guy.