U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says it’s clear that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki made the right decision in stepping down Friday. But Isakson says Shinseki's resignation alone won’t solve the problems with veterans care. The real problem, he says, is the lack of accountability in the culture of VA facilities. “Taking his resignation is not a solution -- it’s just a step along the way,” said Isakson. “What we need is a pervasive investigation of the entire VA system, route out the problems where they are and make the changes that are necessary. And do it expeditiously.”
A Georgia congressman is calling for the secretary of Veterans Affairs to step down over concerns with oversight at Atlanta's VA Medical Center. The chief of staff for Democratic Rep. David Scott says the congressman made the remark during an interview with an Atlanta television station on Thursday.
The new director of Atlanta's VA hospital says improvements are being made in the wake of two federal audits detailing allegations of mismanagement and poor patient care at the facility. Director Leslie Wiggins met with reporters on Thursday to detail steps being taken at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss have sent letters to the secretary of Veterans Affairs looking for answers to a report outlining questionable management at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.