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May 30, 2014


Duckworth Says Shinseki Should Step Aside

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a former Veterans Affairs official who lost both of her legs while serving in combat during the Iraq war, told the Washington Post that her former boss Eric Shinseki should resign.

Said Duckworth: "Our first priority should be the veterans and at this point whether Secretary Shinseki will stay or go is too much of a distraction. I think he has to go. He certainly loves veterans, but it's time for new leadership, it's time to get someone in who will put veterans first. We've moved away from veterans being the primacy of the conversation. It's now a political discussion and that's not where it should be when it comes to our nation's heroes."












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