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