President Obama vows to repair veterans' health care troubles
May 22, 2014 9:40 AM
By The Associated Press
JULIE PACE (Associated Press), MATTHEW DALY (Associated Press)
President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, following his meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. The White House moved Wednesday to address the growing furor over allegations of misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, summoning VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to an Oval Office meeting, hours before the House was scheduled to vote on a bill that would grant the secretary more authority to fire or demote senior executives. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Credit: AP)
(AP) -- With outrage mounting over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals will not be tolerated, and he left open the possibility that Secretary Eric Shinseki, a disabled war veteran, could be held to account.
"I will not stand for it -- not as commander in chief but also not as an American," Obama said following an Oval...
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