Schatz Statement On Secretary Shinseki Resignation

HONOLULU, HI – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz released the following statement regarding Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki's resignation this morning.

"General Shinseki is a war hero and public servant who gave everything he had to our country and the job of Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  In his judgment, it was time for new leadership to move forward. The problems uncovered are appalling and unacceptable and the VA must deliver accountability for any wrongdoing and systemic changes to ensure this doesn't happen again.  I pledge to work with the new Acting Secretary to make sure all veterans get quality and timely care."