Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned after meeting face-to-face with President Obama earlier this morning. A new investigation released Wednesday found “mounting evidence of widespread misconduct and mismanagement at the agency’s vast network of medical facilities.” The New York Times,
“In a statement Friday morning after the meeting, Mr. Obama said that Mr. Shinseki had offered his resignation from the post he has held since the beginning of the president’s administration. “With regret, I accepted,” Mr. Obama said.
“He has worked hard to investigate and identify the problem,” the president said, adding that Mr. Shinseki told him that “the V.A. needs new leadership to address it. He does not want to be a distraction.”