Sen. Moran on VA Secretary resigning

MORAN

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, the first U.S. Senator to call for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign on May 6, released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s announcement that Secretary Shinseki is stepping down:

“Leadership matters; Calling for Secretary Shinseki’s resignation did not come lightly to me, but accountability starts at the top and the step taken today is just the beginning,” Sen. Moran, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said. “We now need accountability and true reform within the VA all across the country. For this to occur, we need a fresh perspective and a leader who is willing to shake up the VA’s bureaucratic culture. I believe this individual should not come from within the current dysfunctional system that is failing our veterans. I hope the President is willing to give veterans an individual they can trust to take the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in a new direction, and give veterans hope that the VA can move beyond its failures and provide them with the care they earned and deserve. We should not rest until our veterans have a Department of Veterans Affairs worthy of their service and sacrifice.”

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