Grimes Calls On Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki To Resign

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Kentucky’s Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes on Thursday called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign over the growing scandal involving the deaths of dozens of veterans while waiting for treatment.

Her campaign put out a brief statement titled, “Grimes Calls For Veterans Affairs Secretary Resignation” in which she says: “We owe a solemn obligation to our veterans, and our government defaulted on that contract. I don’t see how that breach of trust with our veterans can be repaired if the current leadership stays in place.”

Her opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has been very critical of the Obama administration and Shinseki but has stopped short of calling on him to resign.

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