Merkley Calls for VA Secretary Shinseki’s Resignation

Portland, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement calling for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Shinseki to resign:

“The reports of long wait times and cover ups at the VA are 100% unacceptable, and there needs to be accountability. After yesterday’s inspector general report, it is clear there are systemic problems at the VA and we need new leadership.  Secretary Shinseki should step down to clear the path for leadership that can offer a fresh start.  We need to focus on solutions so veterans have confidence that they are getting the care they deserve.”