President Donald Trump is planning to push out Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, three administration officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.

One of the officials rated Shulkin’s chances of being pushed out in the next day or two at “50-50.”

“He did say that he’s expecting to make one or two major changes,” said Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Shulkin has faced backlash after an inspector general report slammed him for lavish travel.

Last week, the Washington Post reported that Army veteran and Fox News military analyst Pete Hegseth was a leading candidate to replace David Shulkin as secretary of Veteran Affairs.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is also being considered for the position.

In the event of Shulkin’s departure, deputy VA secretary Tom Bowman would serve as acting head of the VA until a nominee is confirmed by the Senate.

 

 

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