Transcript for Obama Accepts Shinseki's Resignation From VA
Following a forty minute talk with President Obama at the White House. Veterans affairs secretary -- -- he stepped down the president said he agrees -- -- -- that it's time for new leadership. And a few minutes ago -- and -- are for -- his own resignation. With considerable -- I accepted earlier this morning since that he took responsibility for the problems plaguing that the -- -- he admitted his original belief was wrong. Issues with -- -- wait -- -- care the hospitals are not isolate. We -- Olivier has a systemic. Totally unacceptable level of integrity residential. So that regional integrity as a responsible it is indefensible. And -- himself. To me. Insect he -- out steps to fix the problems but he couldn't overcome the growing drumbeat of calls for his resignation. More than 100 members of congress on both sides of the -- wanted -- ago we don't have time for distractions. We need to fix. The problem. Some kids in the current DA deputy secretary will run the department for the time being. But there's -- criticism with some saying -- leadership needs to come from the outside. -- ER like ABC news Washington.
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