Obama Demands Improvements at VA, but Doesn’t Fire Shinseki

By Steven T. Dennis
Posted June 30, 2015 at 12:30pm
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President Barack Obama is demanding that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki make immediate improvements for veterans, but has decided not to fire him, for now, as a scandal over allegations of manipulated wait time reports spreads to dozens of facilities. “If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it, period,” Obama said in a statement in the White House briefing room, followed by a brief news conference. Obama promised accountability and punishments for anyone found responsible for misconduct at VA facilities.