Scarborough: Consider Mitt Romney, Colin Powell for VA Secretary

Scarborough: Consider Mitt Romney, Colin Powell for VA Secretary

On Friday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, host Joe Scarborough made the argument that not only must embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki go, but that he should be replaced by a proven leader and included household names like former Secretary of State Colin Powell or former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA).

“I do have to say – I’m sorry, I just have to say Shinseki’s been there for six years. I don’t care what I’m running. If I’m running a place for six years and the backlog is that long and it catches up on you and seems to surprise you. And then what happens in Phoenix may be happening elsewhere, I’m sorry. Whoever’s in charge, whoever’s running the post, that person is gone. And we need to find somebody else to do it. I would love to see somebody like a Colin Powell step up. I think somebody suggested it on Twitter. I think it’s a great idea. A guy like Mitt Romney. Make it apolitical. Have Romney go in for the fight of his life, save the VA. Get somebody like that outside that knows how to run things. I guarantee you get a guy like Colin Powell or Romney in there or find a Democratic business leader and about three or four days in they’re going to go, ‘You do what? Wait. What do you do?’

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