Current press conference – ongoing now
POTUS: “…misconduct not limited to a few VA facilities but many across the country…totally unacceptable. (Sec. Shinseki)…firing many of the people responsible” and has cancelled possible bonuses.
Secretary Shinseki offered his resignation and the President accepted.
Ranger tabbed veteran and former USO President Sloan Gibson takes on acting VA Secretary position.
Later in the press conference POTUS says the problem “predates his administration” then says he knew about it when he was a Senator. He has “thrown significant resources at the problem”. Deeds not words.
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