If Obama had his way Shinseki would have stayed and stayed and stayed. Now the spotlight is on Obama, and if he handles the rest of the debacle the way he handled this morning’s press conference, he’s in a world of trouble he never could have imagined.
Fox News: Shinseki resigns over growing VA scandal
President Obama announced Friday that embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki would take the fall for the rapidly growing scandal over veterans’ health care, accepting his resignation under pressure from members of both parties.
The president announced that Shinseki would resign after they met at the White House and he received an update on an internal review of the problems at the VA. The review showed the problems were not limited to just a few facilities, Obama said, adding: “It’s totally unacceptable. Our veterans deserve the best.”
On the heels of those and other findings, Obama said, “Secretary Shinseki offered me his own resignation — with considerable regret, I accepted.”