DCCC Chair: Shinseki Should Resign
One of the highest-ranking House Democrats thinks the Department of Veterans Affairs controversy has reached the point where Secretary Eric Shinseki should step down “to turn over a new leaf” at the department. “He should resign, in my view,” Representative Steve Israel of New York told CNN on Thursday.
Israel, who also serves as Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, explained that while Shinseki’s resignation is probably necessary, it ultimately won’t solve the problems at the VA.
“There are too many of my colleagues who are just saying that that resignation is going to solve the problem — it’s not going to solve the problem,” he said. “What’s going to solve the problem is a criminal investigation, with or without his resignation, and getting to the roots of this to make sure that it’s solved and never happens again.”
Since a recent inspector general’s report, a flood of Democratic lawmakers have called on Shinseki to resign or be fired.