New Calls for VA Secretary to Resign Amid Secret Waiting List Controversy
The American Legion is calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid allegations of veterans put on secret waiting lists to receive care. Reports say that more than 40 veterans died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA Medical Center.
House Veterans Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) helped spark the inspector general investigation into the Phoenix VA. Last night on The Kelly File, Miller said, “If in fact what we suspect is true, I think the secretary will have no other option but to step down. Right now we know for a fact there’s been 23 preventable deaths … and we suspect there’s more.”
Whistleblower Dr. Sam Foote suggested to Megyn Kelly last week that officials made a monumental effort to move patients off the list before the inspector general arrived.
Miller also believes there has been a manipulation of the numbers, telling Megyn, “We do not trust the numbers the VA gives us in any way shape or form.”
Today on Outnumbered, Katie Pavlich said the VA is calling the charge against them political as a way to distract from incompetence and possible corruption.
“A lot of the time when there’s a problem in a smaller office somewhere else in the country, the guy at the top can usually say oh it’s an isolated incident,” Pavlich said, adding that it’s actually a widespread issue.
Tucker Carlson believes Shinseki should be given the benefit of the doubt, but said that responsibility lies with President Obama.
Watch the full ‘Outnumbered’ segment above and Rep. Miller on The Kelly File below.