July 21, 2020

Manchin Receives Update From VA Inspector General On Clarksburg Investigation

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received an update from Michael Missal, the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the ongoing investigation into the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and Reta Mays’ guilty plea last week.

“Today, VA Inspector General Michael Missal gave me an update on how the Clarksburg VAMC investigation led to the guilty plea of Reta Mays and while I value the efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VAOIG) in investigating these terrible and unthinkable crimes, there is still work to be done. There are suspicious deaths that aren’t included in her plea deal and their families deserve justice,” Senator Manchin said. “I urged Inspector General Missal to ensure the families receive answers, and will continue to work with the VAOIG to help these families receive closure. I also know the VAOIG is conducting an inspection of the procedures, policies, and healthcare protocols of the Clarksburg VAMC and I look forward to the results. I will continue to push the VA and my Senate colleagues to ensure those who are responsible for allowing these heinous actions to occur are held accountable. This is not over, and our Veterans deserve the best care possible and their families deserve peace of mind knowing their loved ones are taken care of.”

A timeline of Senator Manchin’s efforts on the Clarksburg VAMC investigation can be found here