Emails Reveal VA Official Was Told to Not Condemn White Nationalists After Charlottesville

Posted on December 6, 2018 12:26 am

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A top Veterans Affairs official was told not to condemn white nationalists after Charlottesville, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post. 

In the aftermath of Charlottesville, Georgia Coffey — an expert in workplace diversity — had encouraged the VA to issue a statement making it clear the VA stood against the “repugnant display of hate and bigotry by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan.”

However,  John Ullyot, the VA’s chief communications official, reportedly told her to stand down.

According to WaPo:

A statement from VA leaders was necessary, Coffey wrote in one email to Ullyot, because the agency’s