Durbin Statement on Shinseki Resignation

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today made the following statement after President Obama announced he had accepted the resignation of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Eric Shinseki. 


“The Inspector General’s report is a call to action for Congress and the White House to fix our broken VA system.  To the men and women who risked their lives for our nation, we made a solemn promise that requires Washington to put politics aside and put our veterans first. The President has accepted his responsibility and both parties in Congress should do nothing less.


“General Shinseki's resignation does not diminish this distinguished American’s service to our nation or his personal commitment to his fellow veterans.”