Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs and man behind the VA hospital scandals, has resigned from office. Fox News reports:
The president had faced mounting calls from members of both parties to remove Shinseki. Shinseki suffered another blow on Friday when Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., a former top VA official, called for her former boss’ resignation.
Earlier Friday morning, Shinseki publicly apologized for the failures in the VA system. Responding to an interim inspector general report which found “systemic” problems with clinics lying about patient wait times, Shinseki also announced he would oust senior leaders at the Phoenix VA, where allegations of improper scheduling practices first surfaced.
Listen to what Dr. Ben Carson said about the VA scandal:
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