Obama won’t fire Shinseki for now, but says VA misconduct will be punished

“He promised accountability, but he’s not firing Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki – yet.”

WTKR.com

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(CNN) – He promised accountability, but he’s not firing Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki – yet.

President Barack Obama sought to tamp down increasing calls for immediate action on a growing controversy involving fraudulent record-keeping that covered up excessive and sometimes deadly waiting times for veterans at some VA facilities.

After meeting with Shinseki on Wednesday, Obama held a hastily arranged news conference in which he said he needed more time to review what was going on and declared that any proven misconduct will face punishment.

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“If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable…

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