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Hudson demands Shinseki's resignation

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8th District, targeted Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki this week.

Hudson, an outspoken supporter of veterans, said the VA’s failures are “astounding and shameful.”

“President Obama can claim he’s ‘madder than hell’ and hold all the press conferences he wants, but the American people deserve substantive action now,” Hudson said. “Secretary Shinseki has had a long and distinguished career and I am very grateful for his service to our county, but it has become clear that he has lost the trust of the public and it is time for him to step aside to allow new leadership to come in and clean up the department.”

On Thursday, Hudson joined other lawmakers in co-sponsoring H.Con.Res.98 to call President Obama to immediately demand Secretary Shinseki’s resignation.

The effort was made to ensure Shinseki’s resignation so lawmakers “can move forward and finally offer the care that our brave men and women deserve.”

“I will continue to work tirelessly to address the serious issues at the VA to ensure that our heroes are treated with dignity and respect,” Hudson said.

The Salisbury Post

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