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Speculation Remains Over Who Trump Will Name For VA Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has made a number of Cabinet appointments — from secretary of State to Defense to U.S. Trade representative. But one that remains full of speculation over a variety of names is secretary of Veterans Affairs.

The post is currently held by Robert McDonald, who took over for Sloan Gibson, who was the interim head after Gen. Eric Shinseki resigned following controversy at many VA hospitals and medical facilities. It’s a controversy that began in Phoenix.

For one perspective on what the next VA secretary needs to focus on, we spoke with Matthew Dobson. He is Arizona state director for Concerned Veterans for America.

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Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.