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May 7th, 2014
10:34 PM ET

VA Secretary Shinseki breaks his silence

AC360 has been reporting on allegations of veterans dying while waiting for care at VA hospitals. Drew Griffin spoke with a doctor who claimed one hospital was even keeping a secret waiting list. For the past six months, AC360's Drew Griffin has repeatedly asked Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to talk about the allegations. This week two veterans groups, including the American Legion, and two U.S. senators called on Shinseki to resign. Now he's breaking his silence, but he is still not speaking with Drew.

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  1. nathanielgrasty

    I am a vet with 100% service connection . Not are we only not giving proper service at the hospital , but we are also get cheated out of benefits and if we have awards for claims they steal our money and try and justify why , when you fight to get it back it takes years and the Phoenix Regional office is very good at lying and stealing money. They tried to cheat me and when I caught it they still not trying to pay me. Then people wonder what is making these vets go off , well try the Regional offices as provokers cause they cause vets a awful lot of stress and mental anguish. I'm certain i'm not the only vet who has had money stolen and cheated sad part where do we get help ?

    May 9, 2014 at 2:35 am |
  2. kadkins666

    Whose pockets do you need to fill to fix this... This is so sad that we have vets dying by our own hands.

    May 8, 2014 at 6:03 pm |
  3. lester1978

    I know a man, no passed who was a volunteer at the VA in Buffalo. Not only was he a volunteer but he was admitted as a patient, and kept in the hospital, then moved to hospice, to then pass away...kept there for months because his daughter in law was a big shot in the VA there, sometime in the last 5 or six years.

    Guess what...he was DISHONERABLY discharged from the marines!!!!!

    May 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm |
  4. warthog6

    SHINSEKI DOES NOT SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT.
    HE SERVES AT THE PLEASURE OF THE VETERANS DYING IN OUR "HOSPITALS," AND THEIR FAMILIES DEMANDING JUSTICE!

    WE DEMAND HE BE FIRED. WE DEMAND OUR MURDERERS BE JAILED!

    VOX POPULI VOX DEI!
    THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE IS THE VOICE OF GOD!

    May 8, 2014 at 1:23 am |
  5. jghornjr

    Once again, you have missed a key piece of the story. Shinseki is limited by the resources made available to him by Congress, and this administration seems to feel it is diplomatic not to press that issue. Nonetheless, when Republican politicians posture on such issues, you never seem to ask them why they are so tenacious about defending tax breaks and subsidies to profitable industries such as the oil companies, while there are underfunded government responsibilities. If anyone should resign, it is the blithering hypocrites who are strangling our government agencies, and often bragging about it to their suppporters. Your failure to ask this question is a symptom of why CNN's reputation and ratings are declining.

    May 7, 2014 at 11:40 pm |

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