Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Calls on Secretary Shinseki to Resign

May 28, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTONCongressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), issued the following statement today calling on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to resign.

“As head of the VA, Secretary Shinseki bears ultimate responsibility for any misconduct at the department during his tenure. Today’s interim report from the Inspector General confirms that the problems of neglect and mistreatment are worse than the initial allegations that shocked the nation. While I appreciate General Shinseki’s years of military service to this nation, there must be accountability for the state of negligence and mismanagement throughout the department if we are going to correct this deplorable situation. That accountability needs to start at the top and it needs to start immediately.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to our nation’s military heroes that can never truly be repaid. We must ensure they have the care they need, when they need it. I am committed to ensuring we fix the problems at the VA and keep our promise to our nation’s veterans.”