VA Secretary Eric Shinseki Resigns

Good riddance, but Shinseki isn’t the problem. Government is the problem.
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Embattled VA Secretary Eric Shinseki tendered his resignation today to President Obama, the president announced at the White House.

“He does not want to be a distraction,” Obama said. “That was Ric’s judgment on behalf of his fellow veterans.”

The president announced that Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson will serve as acting Secretary.

Obama and Shinseki met face-to-face at the White House Friday morning.

Earlier in the day, Shinseki addressed a homeless veterans advocacy group and apologized for the scandal over veterans’ wait times for health care and said he was surprised by the “lack of integrity” some VA officials had displayed, announcing a series of actions he’s taken since the release of Wednesday’s interim findings by the Veterans Affairs Administration’s inspector-general investigation.

“I apologize as the senior leader of the Department of Veterans Affairs,” Shinseki said.

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