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Wilkie won’t resign as VA secretary after Capitol riot

Wilkie won’t resign as VA secretary after Capitol riot
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie won’t resign in the aftermath of the takeover of the U.S. Capitol building, the agency said Friday.

American Legion, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans of America wrote to Trump in mid-December, saying Wilkie “no longer has the trust or confidence of America’s veterans and should be removed.Capitol building, the agency said Friday.In a speech Wednesday, he told them to march on the Capitol building to express their anger at the voting process.Takano renewed that call Friday, citing Wilkie’s lack of response to the takeover of the Capitol building.

” Democratic lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep.Trump has only two weeks left in office, but Democratic lawmakers, as well as former federal officials and at least one Republican House member, have demanded his immediate removal.

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