Obama Set To Have A ‘Serious Conversation’ With Eric Shinseki

May 30, 2014 9:01am

President Obama is preparing to have a tough talk on Friday with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

In an interview with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, hosts of ABC’s ”Kelly and Michael,” Obama suggested Shinseki could go.

“I’ll have a serious conversation with him about whether he thinks that he is prepared and has the capacity to take on the job of fixing it,” Obama said.

He added, “I don’t want any veteran to not be getting the kind of services they deserve.”

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But the president also had some praise for the embattled VA secretary: “We are fully investigating what’s happening we’re going to get to the bottom of it and we’re going to fix it. I will say that Eric Shinseki is a American hero, wounded vet, somebody who lead our troops during very difficult times and cares about veterans more than just about anybody I know.”

Shinseki is due to deliver preliminary findings of his internal audit to the White House today. He and the president will meet at 10:15 AM Eastern.

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