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It’s Time To Call Out The Real Villains

It’s Time To Call Out The Real Villains

When Senator Bernie Sanders proposed a bill to substantially improve the quality of life for America’s heroes, our veterans, his intentions were to vastly enhance care and education. On February 27, 2014: A massive veterans legislative package that would have expanded a host of post-military benefits was sidelined after Senate Democratic backers failed to find enough support among [...]

Sloan Gibson To Be Interim Head Of VA

President Obama has named Sloane Gibson as interim head of the Veterans Administration as the search begins for a replacement for Eric Shinseki. A career banker, Gibson has held the No. 2 post at the department since February of this year. He came to the department after serving as president and chief executive officer of [...]

Eric Shinseki Resigns

Eric Shinseki Resigns

President Obama has accepted the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, saying, “I regret he has to resign under these circumstances.” Obama was to make a statement in the White House briefing room soon, the White House announced, less than an hour after Shinseki arrived to discuss preliminary findings about sometimes deadly waits for [...]

Shinseki: VA Findings Are ‘Reprehensible’

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has broken his silence on the VA scandal. “The findings are reprehensible to me, to this Department, and to Veterans,” he said in a statement released by the VA press office, then immediately directed the Phoenix VA to “triage” the 1,700 veterans that were left off hospital waiting lists for care. [...]

First Democratic Senator To Call For Shinseki To Resign

Democratic Senator Mark Udall of Colorado is the first one in his party to call for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Udall, who faces a tough reelection battle this fall, made his decision public via Twitter after the release of a preliminary Inspector General report, which found the pattern of covering up delays [...]

Republican Senator Who Voted No On $21 Billion In Vet Aid Further Infuriates Veterans Groups

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, the ranking Republican on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, voted no on aid for vets earlier this year. Now, veterans groups are lashing out at him for an open letter he wrote the groups condemning them for not doing more to speak out against Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. Calling [...]

Why Won’t The Media Tell The Truth About Veterans?

General Eric K. Shinseki, a decorated four star general is currently in charge of an inefficient and over stressed Veterans’ Administration.  He is taking all the heat for the systemic failure of VA Hospitals around the country. I was surprised to see President Obama’s former adviser on environmental matters and CNN pundit, Van Jones tweet,  If I were [...]

Two Democratic congressmen, David Scott and John Barrow of Georgia  have called for the resignation of Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki. ​”The first person we need to fire is the secretary of Veterans Affairs, Mr. Shinseki himself,” Scott said. ​”I respect his sacrifice, I respect what he did, but it’s under his watch that we’re [...]

‘I Will Not Tolerate It. Period.’

President Obama said he “will not stand” for misconduct when it comes to taking care of our veterans. The president called allegations of long treatment delays and preventable deaths “dishonorable” and “disgraceful” and said “I will not tolerate it. Period.” The president’s comments came just moments after he met in the Oval Office with embattled [...]

Obama To Meet With Shinseki Today To Discuss VA Scandal

President Obama will meet the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors to talk about the cooked books in the VA scandal. Nabors, who is aiding Shinseki with a review of the allegations, will head to Phoenix on Wednesday night to interview the VA office’s interim director and visit the facility. [...]