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Veterans Affairs scandal

 
It's a scandal that's rocked the Veterans Affairs Department and outraged people all over the Country.

Military Veterans are dealing with excessive waits for medical care at VA hospitals.
And dozens have died due to delays in care.

Some are calling on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

Michelle Kosinski reports that Shinseki has now posted an online letter addressing the scandal.
"These are men and women who served our Country, and we have not just let them down, we have let them die. This is awful stuff, and somebody ought to be held accountable for it."

House Speaker John Boehner, in his strongest statement yet on this issue, speaks for the Veterans affected by this scandal.
23 of whom the VA itself said died because they remained on waiting lists for medical care.

"I have not called for General Shinseki to resign, although I have to admit I am getting a little closer. But, here is the point. This isn't about one person. This isn't about the Secretary. It is about the entire system underneath him."

And while the President's Deputy Chief of Staff arrived at the Phoenix VA, where the scandal broke, to broaden the investigation, VA Secretary Shinseki was summoned to the hill for a private meeting with the Senate's number two Democrat, Dick Durbin. 

Then, posted an online letter to Veterans everywhere. 

But the strongest quotes in it, were him quoting President Obama the other day, and Shinseki saying he agrees.

For himself, Shinseki writes that he takes the allegations "seriously," that they're of "great personal concern."
"You and your families deserve to have full faith in your VA, and we intend to earn it every day."

The bulk of the letter lists a long string of accomplishments at the VA!  Its good customer service record. 

It includes all kinds of statistics.

Shinseki, adding that, " if any allegations under review are substantiated, we will act."