Sarah Palin Under Consideration For VA Secretary In Donald Trump’s Administration

Lawrence Arboleda - Author
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Dec. 1 2016, Updated 2:47 a.m. ET

Sarah Palin as Veteran Affairs Secretary in the upcoming Donald Trump administration? It may just happen, according to a close Palin aide and one of Donald Trump’s transition officials, as reported by ABC News.

Palin, a former vice-presidential candidate and one-time Alaska Governor, has scarcely been mentioned as a possible candidate for any of Trump’s cabinet positions, at least until Wednesday. Unlike most newly-announced cabinet members, Sarah Palin has not been spotted visiting Trump and his transition team at the Trump Tower, which is why the announcement that she’s being considered at all came as a shock to many.

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What worries critics stems from the fact that the Department of Veteran Affairs is the largest government agency in the United States. If Palin becomes VA secretary, she’ll oversee over 300,000 federal employees and will have a budget of $182 billion for 2017.

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