ORIGINAL STORY: (Shinseki to Resign This Morning?)
President Obama, breaking his silence on the Veterans Affairs scandal, outlined steps Wednesday to “fix whatever is wrong” at the agency — while stopping short of heeding calls to sack VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.
The president described Shinseki as a “great soldier” who has “put his heart and soul into this thing.”
At the same time, Obama is bringing in the White House deputy chief of staff, Rob Nabors, to oversee a broader review. He dispatched Nabors on Wednesday to Phoenix, where allegations of patient deaths tied to delayed care first surfaced.
Earlier this morning on national TV, Bill Kristol pointed out that President Obama is meeting with his VA secretary later this morning, as the White House just announced. The boss asked, will Secretary Shinseki use his morning meeting with his boss to resign?