Shea Wilkes, a Department of Veterans Affairs clinical worker in Louisiana, confirmed to the Washington Examiner that the VA is rife with nepotism and cronyism, a claim other disgruntled VA workers have made over the last year.
Wilkes said all he ever wanted to do was serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, and help veterans. But he said soon after he started working at the VA in 2007, he noticed the agency's corrupt hiring practices.
"I started noticing the hiring practices were kind of ... I was like, I don't think they did this right," he said.
"It was just a shame," he said. "Weren't giving veterans preference, they know how to manipulate those masterfully."