The House Committee on Veterans Affairs voted Thursday to subpoena Obama administration Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki for information about fatal delays in care at VA hospitals and clinics.
The subpoena, approved by vote voice Thursday morning, seeks to obtain emails that discuss the destruction of a “secret waiting list” at the Phoenix VA hospital that led to fatalities.
Republican senators, led by Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, this week called for Shinseki’s resignation.
“Today I am demanding accountability and true transformation within the VA system and its culture from top to bottom and all across the country,” Sen. Moran said on the Senate floor Thursday. “Secretary Shinseki seemingly is unable or unwilling to do so and change must be made at the top. I ask the secretary to submit his resignation and I ask President Obama to accept that resignation.”
The American Legion and Concerned Veterans for America also called this week for Shinseki’s resignation.