CUYAHOGA FALLS -- City Councilman Adam Miller recently had the opportunity to meet President Donald Trump when he witnessed the commander-in-chief's signing of an executive order to improve services for veterans.
On April 27, Miller traveled to Washington, D.C., to join other veterans in support of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection executive order. Miller said the EO gives the Secretary of Veterans Affairs the authority to reprimand or fire employees engaged in misconduct.
"This is really important," Miller said. "There were a few whistleblowers in the audience. They did really come out with a lot of information that was negative toward the veterans like secret waiting lists. Suicidal veterans were not getting the care they needed at the time. They were allowed to walk out of facilities."
This action, Miller said, protects whistleblowers and enables officials to "clean up the VA to give our veterans the care they deserve."
Miller is a Marine Corps veteran and senior field director at Concerned Veterans for America. As a Republican he represents Ward 6 on City Council. While in D.C., he got to meet the president as well as Vice President Mike Pence and VA Secretary Dr. Dave Shulkin.
"It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but [President Trump] is just a man," Miller said. "He's just a guy we've entrusted to do the right thing, but we have to hold him accountable."