When the Veterans scandal broke, few thought it will go to the White House

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 NBC News The death of as many as 40 patients allegedly waiting for care at a Phoenix VA hospital has sparked outrage and led to calls for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

When the Veterans scandal broke, few thought it will reach the White House

… But it has

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki

The Washington Post As outrage over VA allegations grows, Obama and aides scramble to respond

 White House press secretary Jay Carney acknowledged that the administration must do more to address problems that have been reported at some of the department’s 152 medical centers. Republicans have seized on the recent VA allegations as potential fodder for this fall’s midterm elections, and a handful of GOP senators has called for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. Carney told reporters Monday that President Obama “has confidence” in Shinseki and White House officials say they will wait for the results of an internal review at the VA before taking any action against high-ranking officials.

And at The Hill we can read: When will Obama address VA scandal?


President Obama will publicly address allegations the Department of Veterans Affairs used falsified data to hide delays in care for veterans soon, the White House said Monday.

The president has not publicly discussed the situation since late last month, when he was asked a question about a report that 40 military veterans died while waiting for care at a facility in Phoenix. At the time, Obama said the administration was taking “the allegations very seriously” and that he had ordered an investigation into the matter.


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