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Boehner: Shinseki Resignation 'Changes Nothing' For Veterans

Francesca Bessey |
May 30, 2014 | 12:29 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

In the aftermath of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would like to remind the American public that there is still much to be done in order to fix the scandal-ridden department.

"One personnel change cannot be used an excuse to paper over a systemic problem," he said Friday.

SEE ALSO: Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Resigns

Rep. Boehner stated that problems of delayed treatment for veterans within the VA medical system, including a secret wait list released by CNN which suggests as many 40 veterans died waiting for appointments with the Phoenix VA, obligate the Obama administration to reform how the government provides medical care to its veterans.

"Until the president outlines a vision and an effective plan," he said, "today's announcement really changes nothing."

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True to his word, Boehner was not among the scores of Republicans and Democrats who called for Shinseki's resignation this past week, believing "it takes people's eye off getting to the bottom of problems."


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