Pelosi: Shinseki Resignation Won’t Address ‘Systematic Problem’ At VA

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday said she was not yet ready to call for Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki to resign.

“I’m not there yet,” she said during a press conference. “I have a high regard for the Secretary.”

Pelosi said she thought it was best to be “careful” when calling for leaders to step down. She said that removing Shinseki wouldn’t necessarily address the “systemic problem” at the VA.

“It’s easy to call for someone at the top to go,” she said, adding that it “remains to be seen” whether that would solve any problems.