Veterans

Georgia GOP senator plans to call out Trump over McCain comments

President Trump in the Oval Office during a meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
President Trump met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in the Oval Office. Photo: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post/Getty

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) has plans to speak on Wednesday about President Trump's comments regarding the late Sen. John McCain, reports The Bulwark.

"I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better, I don't care if he's president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us."

Public relations official resigns from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Trump appointee John Ullyot resigned on Thursday after 2 years in his post as assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, reports CNN.

Driving the news: Ullyot found himself in hot water last December after controversial emails surfaced in which he recommended the VA's former chief diversity officer post a tame disapproval of white supremacists involved in the August 2018 Charleston, Virginia rally.