Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today made the following comment on the announcement that theU.S. Office of Special Counsel is investigating allegations of whistleblower reprisal from 37 Department of Veterans Affairs employees over disclosing improper scheduling practices and other threats to patient care. Grassley is a long-time advocate for whistleblowers who expose government waste, fraud and abuse.
“It’s important that the Office of Special Counsel is fulfilling its role here. Whistleblowers are usually at the heart of exposing a major scandal. They ought to be celebrated, not punished, for acting in the public interest.”
The announcement from the Office of Special Counsel is available here.