Gen. Eric Shinseki resigns as secretary of Veteran Affairs

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Following weeks of controversy over his oversight of the Veterans Affairs Department, General Eric Shinseki stepped down today as head of the department. The controversy began when documents were discovered revealing widespread misconduct at VA hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona, including the manipulation of waiting lists to reduce the appearance of wait times for hospital appointments. Since then, additional accusations have surfaced revealing what Shinseki admitted this morning was “a systemic, totally unacceptable lack of integrity” within his department. . . .

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