New VA Inspector General Report Uncovers Massive Failings At Troubled Agency
Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Area Vice Chairman and Air Force veteran Jim Coburn today reiterated his call for Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and Congresswoman Annie Kuster to ask for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. Following a devastating new report released today by the Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general, prominent Democrats including Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) have demanded his resignation:
"Our fighting men and women need a Department of Veterans Affairs that is worthy of their trust and capable of providing the care they deserve. The first step to restoring confidence in this troubled agency is for Washington politicians like Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and Congresswoman Annie Kuster to join bipartisan calls for Secretary Shinseki to resign.
"It is disappointing that Senator Shaheen, Congresswoman Shea-Porter and Congresswoman Kuster continue to take orders from the White House and refuse to call for new leadership at the VA. Their silence on this issue reminds Granite Staters that they are rubber stamps for the Obama Administration. This isn't a partisan issue, and its time for Shaheen, Shea-Porter and Kuster to join Senator Kelly Ayotte in calling for a new secretary."