Shinseki Resigns Amid VA Health System Scandal
On Friday, President Obama announced that Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has stepped down in light of a waitlist scandal in the VA health system that prompted more than 100 members of Congress to call for his resignation. Obama said the White House will begin looking for Shinseki's replacement soon, and he has named Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson to lead the agency during that search.
- "BREAKING: Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans' Healthcare Woes" (AP/Modern Healthcare, 5/30).
- "Obama Accepts U.S. Veterans Affairs Chief Resignation With 'Regret'" (Alexander/Felsenthal, Reuters, 5/30).