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Brown For US Senate - SCOTT BROWN HOSTS ROUNDTABLE WITH LOCAL VETERANS, REPEATS CALL FOR SHINSEKI TO RESIGN 

"Now is the time for Senator Shaheen to break from President Obama and stand up for our veterans to call for new leadership at the VA."
 

MANCHESTER- Scott Brown visited American Legion Post #43 in Manchester today for a roundtable discussion with local veterans about the recent scandal in the Department of Veterans Affairs and lack of accountability in Washington. Since the scandal unfolded, Brown has twice called for U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to resign from office. 
 

"New Hampshire veterans, and veterans across America, deserve to have their voices heard in Washington," said Brown. "Now is the time for Senator Shaheen to break from President Obama and stand up for our veterans to call for new leadership at the VA," Brown said.  

“As I said before, how many deaths need to occur before someone loses their job? Someone needs to be held accountable for this lack of oversight and the problems start at the top,” said Brown. “I believe Secretary Shinseki should resign—effective immediately." 
 
The American Legion has also called for Shinseki’s resignation. During the roundtable discussion, local veterans shared their own concerns and echoed Brown's call for Shinseki to step down. 
 
“We appreciate Scott Brown’s speaking up for veterans and calling for Eric Shinseki’s resignation. Scott has served in the military himself and understands the issues facing veterans and their families. He is not afraid to hold people accountable,” said Bill Modis, a Navy Veteran from Amherst.

This morning, Brown reiterated his call for Shinseki to step aside on WGIR's New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath. You can listen to Brown's comments HERE

Yesterday, Senate Democrats blocked overwhelmingly bipartisan House-passed legislation that would allow the VA Secretary to fire or demote VA executives for poor performance. 

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