TX Lawmakers Speak on Shinseki Resignation

By Don Morgan 

Texas lawmakers are weighing in on the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. 

"The change of leadership at this point in time is not what an agency that's under fire needs--with that said, I think it's time for us to find a strong leader and move forward" said Republican Congressman Bill Flores, who sits on the House Veterans Affairs Committee. He told 550 KTSA News the problems at the V.A. raise some other troubling questions for all Americans.  

"The failures at the V.A. should be a wake up call to Americans to think about what the impact of Obamacare--or bureaucratically-driven health care is going to be on our nation's health care system" Flores said. 

Others have also weighed in.  

Democratic Congressman Pete Gallego said in a statement the problems at the V.A. are not new--and vererans have been complaining for years. Fellow Congressman Henry Cuellar said it reemains vital for investigators to get to the bottom of the problems inside the agency. Republican Senator John Cornyn called on the President to nominate Shinseki's successor from outside of the Veterans Administration. State Senator Leticia Van de Putte said Shinseki's resignation does not resolve the problems inside of the V.A. 


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