After Trump meeting, Brown lays out priorities if he is named VA secretary

Scott Brown, who supported President-elect Donald Trump in the campaign and is being considered for secretary of veterans affairs, arrived at Trump Tower Monday morning, according to the pool report.

The former senator from Massachusetts later told the media that if he were in charge of the department, his priorities would include tackling veteran suicides and outsourcing some cases to private providers.


“The VA can’t do it all,” Brown said.

Brown, a member of the Army National Guard, also said he believes he is “the best person” for the job.

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Brown, a Republican who unsuccessfully ran for the US Senate in New Hampshire after losing re-election in Massachusetts, endorsed Trump in February. He became one of the more notable supporters locally of Trump’s and was spotted at a fund-raiser in Boston over the summer.

Former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Scott Brown arrives to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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Former senator Scott Brown arrived at Trump Tower Monday in New York.

Material from the Associated Press was included in this report. Nicole Hernandez can be reached at nicole.hernandez@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @NRHSJax.
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