Grimes Calls for VA Secretary To Resign
Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, said VA Secretary Eric Shinseki should resign over the brewing scandal in his department.
“We owe a solemn obligation to our veterans and our government defaulted on that contract,” Grimes said in a statement. ”I don’t see how that breach of trust with our veterans can be repaired if the current leadership stays in place.”
Senator McConnell said earlier this month that a leadership change at the VA “might be a good thing,” but he stopped short of calling for Shinseki to step down. President Obama defended Shinseki on Wednesday and promised “accountability” following further investigation into allegations against the VA.