House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is reportedly reserving judgement on whether Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki should resign.
Boehner, at a press conference on Thursday morning, refused to say whether Shinseki should step down in the wake a new report from the VA’s internal watchdog on how a VA hospital in Phoenix, Arizona dramatically underreported average wait times for patients.
Boehner says he’ll reserve judgment on Shinseki resigning. It’s a distraction from real crisis at VA. “This is more than about phony lists.”
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) May 29, 2014
An increasing number of lawmakers have been calling for Shinseki to step down over the past few days. President Barack Obama remains undecided on whether Shinseki should step down, according to Politico.