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Reid Defends Veterans Affairs Secretary Amid Calls for Resignation

Majority Leader Harry Reid deflected Senate Republican calls on Tuesday for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, to resign.

"This is the same guy that was ordered to step down [from the U.S. Army] when he said we would need more troops in Iraq. He was fired there. He is a fine man. He's a disabled veteran from the Vietnam conflict," the Nevada Democrat said. "The issue that came up in Phoenix, these are allegations and there will be a complete investigation of that that's gone on."

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