Today following the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee issued the following statement:
“It’s about time. It’s about time. However, veterans are dead or dying because of Shinseki’s failures, yet President Obama offers a verbal ‘Presidential Medal of Honor’ on behalf of Shinseki. This statement, this action, this VA scandal typifies what is replicated across this entire Administration–a culture of incompetence and non-accountability. We have seen this not only at the VA, but in the failed ObamaCare rollout, the IRS scandal, the Benghazi scandal, and numerous others.
“Enough talk, Mr. President, about this VA scandal–it is time to allow the creation of a truly independent VA Reform Commission to institute real veteran-centered changes. In the meantime, I call upon you to begin instituting immediately a workable Veteran Choice program that allows our brave men and women the choice to receive their care outside the VA and in the their local community.”