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By Leo Shane III, Staff writer
The American Legion is demanding the immediate resignation of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two other top VA leaders, citing a pattern of “poor oversight” and “failed leadership.”
In a news conference Monday afternoon, Legion National Commander Dan Dellinger said Shinseki’s tenure at VA has been plagued by “bureaucratic incompetence” and disheartening results for veterans.
The latest scandal — allegations that as many as 40 veterans may have died because of delayed care and secret waiting lists at the Phoenix VA health system —was the last straw for officials at the Legion.