(WMC) - President Barack Obama announced the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary General Eric Shinseki following several tumultuous weeks and pressure from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
The president accepted the resignation and spoke about the plan to move forward.
Operations at the VA came into question after reports of long wait times at health care facilities became an issue, especially in Phoenix where dozens of people allegedly died as a result.
There have been similar issues in Memphis after an audit revealed issues in the emergency room at the Memphis VA.
An inspector general's report detailed incorrect scheduling procedures throughout the VA hospital system.