Tonight, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) — the nation’s largest LGBTQ military and veteran non-profit organization — joined the growing list of veteran service organizations calling on the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, to resign. The calls for his resignation follow the release of a VA Inspector General report on “Senior VA Officials’ Response to a Veteran’s Sexual Assault Allegations.”
“By targeting and disparaging a veteran who dared to speak out about her sexual assault, Secretary Wilkie has severely violated his oath of office and must resign immediately,” said MMAA Interim Executive Director, Air Force veteran, and military sexual assault survivor Jennifer Dane. “The details laid out in this report are egregious, unconscionable, and demand an immediate response. If Secretary Wilkie and his collaborators fail to resign, the President of the United States should fire them. Congress should also investigate Representative Dan Crenshaw’s role in this horrendous act.”
Read the VA Inspector General report here.