Pressure Grows for Head of VA to Step Down

The president said this morning that he’s not ready to fire his Veterans Affairs secretary yet.
1:58 | 05/30/14

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V.A. Scandal. The president speaking out this morning. And we will hear from the head of the V.A. This morning, as pressure grows for him to step down. ABC's Jonathan Karl is in Washington with the very latest on this. Good morning, Jon. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. We are learning this morning that the president is about to have a tough talk with veteran secretary Eric shinseki about whether or not he should stay on the job. Amid a flurry of calls for Eric shinseki to resign, president Obama told Kelly and Michael in an exclusive interview, that shinseki's job is on the line. I'll have a serious conversation with him about whether he thinks that, you know, he is prepared and has the capacity to take on the job of fixing it because I don't want any veteran to not be getting the kind of services that they deserve. Reporter: As for shinseki, he had a closed-door meeting with veterans group Thursday. One veteran leader told ABC news, he made it clear, he won't quit. He gave every indication he wanted to carry the ball down the field and solve the problem. Reporter: But the drumbeat is getting louder and louder. Well over 100 members of congress, many of them democrats, have called on shinseki to go. He should resign, in my view. Reporter: As for house speaker, John Boehner, he stopped short of saying shinseki should go. But says true accountability lies with president Obama. The president is the one who should be held accountable. Reporter: And the white house won't even say if shinseki is up to the job. Simple yes or no question. Does the president have confidence in secretary shinseki? Jon, the president addressed this from the podium. Reporter: Shinseki is speaking later to a group representing homeless veterans. All indications are that he is still telling people that he plans to stay on the job and to fix these problems himself.

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