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February 6, 2016

2014’s Vulnerable Democrats Demand Eric Shinseki Departure in VA Scandal (Updated)

Democrats are calling for Shinseki to resign in the wake of VA scandal revelations.

Updated: May 29, 9:53 a.m. | Several Democrats in difficult races this cycle have called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, putting political distance between themselves and a scandal that has rocked the White House.

  • Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., became the first Senate Democrat to call for Shinseki’s resignation, tweeting Wednesday that he “must step down.” Udall faces an unexpectedly tough re-election bid against Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who called for Shinseki’s resignation earlier this month.
  • Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., quickly followed suit Wednesday, and urged President Barack Obama to “remove Secretary Shinseki from office” in a statement. Walsh, who recently appointed to the seat, faces a competitive election in a red state against Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
  • Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. also joined the call, saying of Shinseki in a statement: “I believe it is time for him to step aside.” Hagan is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats this cycle and her battle for re-election against Republican Thom Tillis is one of the most competitive races in the country.
  • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., another Democrat facing a potentially difficult re-election, joined the calls for the secretary’s resignation on Wednesday. Sinema is a member of the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline program, which aims to help the most vulnerable incumbents hold onto their seats.
  • Last week, Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., another member of the Frontline program, marked the first Democrat to call for Shinseki to resign.
  • Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., who faces a very tough re-election in a Tossup district, said Wednesday that, “Shinseki should resign immediately or President Obama should ask him to leave.”
  • Rep. Ron Barber, another member of the Frontline program and a top target of the National Republican Congressional Committee, added his voice to the call for Shinseki’s resignation Wednesday afternoon. “It is time for a change in VA leadership,” he said in a statement. “I call on Secretary Shinseki to step down immediately.”
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., called for Shinseki’s resignation late Thursday night. “Today, after reading the Inspector General’s interim report, I am calling for General Shinseki’s resignation,” she said in a statement. Shaheen faces a competitive challenger in former Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass.
  • datagod

    Hasan wore our uniform while going on a jihad murder spree on our own Army
    base, and he didn’t even have to die waiting for care. The Aurora Killer
    emptied shotguns into kids and pregnant women, and he never even had to
    stand in line.

    Terrorists and serial killers’ guards are charged with murder if they die from
    being denied care. VA employees are given a bonus.

    I’m sure Obama is right. The VA will bring the lives of Afghan veterans to a “respectable end.”

    Congratulations. You’ve murdered patriotism. Who’s going to protect you
    from your enemies now that you’ve murdered your protectors?

    Maybe the Aurora Killer and Nidal Hasan can watch
    you while you sleep.

    God knows you’ve done right by them.

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  • JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

    Hearing about all the Republicans wanting Shin resignation, about time we saw some Dem/Commie political maneuvering. They have the most to lose and have to blame someone for what is basically a SYSTEMIC MISTAKE. SOCIAL COMMUNISM doesn’t work. Moral capitalism does.

  • JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

    Business tough ?

  • Stephen Barlow

    Let’s hear what he has to say first.

  • Layla

    Democrats are history because of this President, because of Obamacare and the way in which it was shoved down our throats and now what you are doing to our veterans. Want to win your reelection? Impeach this President, remove Holder and remove Shinseki. Very simple, really.

  • Jack Everett

    Cowards all. These cons could care less about us Vets, all they care about is winning elections and carrying on as usual. These sellouts are just republicans in democrat suits. Still have not heard why the congressional oversight panel overlooked this tragedy for so long. McCain are you proud of selling out our Vets? Where were you when Arizona was trampling on our disabled Vets?
    American brainweashed still think we run on a teo prty system and it’s become a worldwide joke.

  • Jack Everett

    That would work good in any commie country you support.

  • Jack Everett

    You can support dictatorship but you will never see it in America. The problem lies in the congressional oversight panel not the president. to bad your failed public education was a waste of taxpayer money.

  • Jack Everett

    More spam!

  • Rita__A

    Iff they were not in trouble you would not know who they are. Not fooling everyone!!!

  • PILover

    Please, post all the information here!

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