Eric Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans Affairs Controversy

By Paige Lavender, Huffington Post: Eric Shinseki, U.S. secretary of Veterans Affairs, resigned Friday amid a controversy involving delays in healthcare for military veterans.

President Barack Obama said he had accepted the VA chief’s resignation after meeting with Shinseki Friday. Sloan Gibson will be the acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Obama announced.

“I want to reiterate he is a very good man,” Obama said of Shinseki, who told the president he didn’t “want to be a distraction.”

Obama said Shinseki “felt that new leadership would serve our veterans best, and I agree with him.” He also said Shinseki is “deeply disappointed that bad news wasn’t getting to him.”  To read entire article, click here: