May 5th, 2014
09:54 PM ET

American Legion calls for Secy. Shinseki to resign

For the first time in nearly three decades, the American Legion is calling on a public official to resign. It is America's largest veterans group, and the National Commander of the American Legion aimed a scathing op-ed at Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary, Eric Shinseki.  This follows Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin's reporting on allegations that dozens of vets died while waiting for care at a Phoenix VA Hospital. Drew spoke to a retired doctor who says that hospital kept separate sets of records to hide the long waits. Now there are new concerns that these alleged secret waiting lists may be more widespread than originally thought. Drew Griffin is Keeping Them Honest.

Filed under: ac360 • Drew Griffin • Eric Shinseki • Keeping Them Honest • VA Investigation • Veterans
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  1. williamrussellmorley

    simple solution would work real fast – make all employees who work at va use the system themselves – oh boy all of a sudden you mean the employees would get same care as the people they are supposed to be working for?aristocratic self serving gov is problem – gov for me but not for you

    May 21, 2014 at 6:41 pm |
  2. jghornjr

    I agree that senior officials should be removed from office for the VA's problems. These officials include Senators McConnell, Cornyn, Paull, and every other Republican who consistently has defended giving subsidies to oil companies and failing to provide adequate funding for government activities. The 2 billion or so dollars we give to Exxon, BP, the Koch brother, etc, just for being in the oil business, could provide timely assistance to tens of thousands of veterans. The care I have received has been good, but resource limitations do make quick turn around on appointments uncommon.
    I also feel that CNN reporters should also be held accountable for not asking these show-boating legislators the key question – why are government functions hamstrung by lack of financing when the wealthy are paying lower effective tax rates than middle income Americans. How are they not responsible for failures such as Benghazi when we know that they are nickel and diming the budget of every department!

    May 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm |

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