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Embattled VA Secretary Eric Shinseki tendered his resignation today to President Obama, the president announced at the White House.
"He does not want to be a distraction," Obama said. "That was Ric's judgment on behalf of his fellow veterans."
Seemed like a bunch of lip service IMO
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
It was inevitable. There was bipartisan support from both houses calling for his resignation. Republicans because it is a Democratic administration and Democrats because they are up for reelection and don't want to lose their seat. Notice that the people not calling for it from the Democrat side are mostly people who are assured of reelection or aren't up for reelection at all?
I still hope that bill that went through the house that will allow the VA secretary to fire people gets passed. That is one of the best solutions to this mess that I've heard so far. Government employees should be fire-able. It is absurd that they aren't and just allows for massive waste, abuse, and corruption.