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Isle delegation reserves judgment on VA head

Shinseki should stay on the job while an investigation is run, the lawmakers say

By Rob Perez

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2014

~~<p>Despite mounting pressure on both sides of the political aisle for the firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, none of Hawaii's congressional delegation members, all Demo&shy;crats, had joined the calls Thursday seeking his ouster.</p>
<p>Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a war veteran, said on MSNBC that Shinseki, who was born on Kauai and also is a war veteran, should remain on the job until an investigation into allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals is completed.</p>
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Despite mounting pressure on both sides of the political aisle for the firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, none of Hawaii's congressional delegation members, all Demo­crats, had joined the calls Thursday seeking his ouster.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a war veteran, said on MSNBC that Shinseki, who was born on Kauai and also is a war veteran, should remain on the job until an investigation into allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals is completed. Login for more...



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