Wilkie tells ‘Special Report’ anchor Bret Baier that he is overseeing the ‘largest transformative program’ in the history of VA.
Wilkie announced in a statement: “Today, I dismissed VA Deputy Secretary James Byrne due to loss of confidence in Mr. Byrne’s ability to carry out his duties. This decision is effective immediately.”
The VA did not respond to a Fox News request for further explanation behind the dismissal.
VA Deputy Secretary James Byrne was fired Monday. (Department of Veterans Affairs)
Byrne had filled the position in an acting capacity since August 2018.
He previously served as the VA’s general counsel.