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Hanna Calls On VA Secretary Shinseki To Quit

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Congressman Richard Hanna today called for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Dozens of other members of Congress also have said Shinseki should quit following the disclosure of major problems with the healthcare system provided to military veterans.

In a statement released this morning, Hanna acknowledged Shinseki’s “selfless service in uniform” to the nation. But, the Oneida County Republican said a “failure of leadership and accountability” in the Department of Veterans Affairs has hurt veterans in “appalling ways.”

Hanna described the situation as “unacceptable.” He said the nation and veterans would be best served by new leadership at the top of the agency.

Hanna said the problem “goes beyond personnel.” He said he will support “aggressive legislative reforms and oversight” to ensure the there are sufficient resources for the care of veterans.

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