Wilson: Shinseki’s resignation is a positive step towards restoring faith with our Veterans

May 30, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Chairman Joe Wilson (SC-02) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel issued the following statement after President Obama announced he had accepted Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation.

“I appreciate Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation and believe it will be a positive step towards restoring faith with those who have honorably served our Nation.  As we move forward, it is my hope that President Obama lives up to the promises he made on the campaign trail in 2008 and puts an end to the delays and denial of services our veterans face each day. I also believe the Administration should proceed with criminal investigations into the cover-ups that have led to the preventable complaints, illnesses, and deaths that plagued our VA system for years,” Wilson stated.