WASHINGTON (KMOX) – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) today called for the resignation of the Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Eric Shinseki.
“For over six years, Secretary Shinseki has been in charge of the Department of Veteran Affairs,” she said in a statement. “And for six years, Secretary Shinseki has failed to provide timely services and care for our veterans.”
Wagner said that Secretary Shinseki has failed to fulfill his mission at the VA, and failed to uphold the core values of the VA—integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and execellence.
“Our veterans deserve the highest level of care which they have earned through their valor and military service,” Wagner said. “We need a new leader at the VA that will demand accountability, and cut through the bureaucracy to get the job done.”
Wagner then called out President Obama, who she said indicated he only heard about the scandals at the VA through the news.
“Whether it’s the botched ObamaCare rollout or the IRS targeting conservatives for political gain, this Administration has shown incompetence and mismanagement at every turn,” Wagner said. “Mr. President, you don’t need another study at the VA; you need to look in the mirror and start leading the American people.”
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