Hawaii’s congressional leadership reacts to Shinseki resignation

Updated : Sep 14, 2019 in Articles

Hawaii’s congressional leadership reacts to Shinseki resignation


be found. In the wake of his resignation, Hawaii lawmakers on Capitol Hill are speaking out about the man making the tough decision — and the problem they say — that spans far beyond the boundaries of his leadership. KITV4’s Lara Yamada has more. HANABUSA 1525-35 I was not that surprised, because I always felt that the General would make a decision based on what he felt was in the best intererst of veterans. Only hours after his resignation, the outpouring of support from Hawaii’s leaders flowed in. Despite their belief his work has been GOOD work — each one — commends Shinseki for the courage to step aside. HIRONO 336-50 The resignation of Shinseki is not going to solve the problems and challenges of the VA, but since he has resigned I respect his decision, because I know it was made with the best interst of the VA at heart. HANABUSA 3212-20 We in Congress have got to be ready to look at this and make it right because it is not right the way it is now. NATS: PRESIDENT — PRAISING SHINSEKI VA Secretary since the start of Mr. Obama’s presidency — Shinseki took on the start of Mr. Obama’s presidency — Shinseki took on the burden of the president’s promise to end veteran’s homelessness by 2016. And, for fixing the system some call “hopelessly broken.” GABBARD 645-59 He took on a difficult task in the leading the VA — a VA that was riddled with very systemic challenges that pre-date not only his tenure, but have existed now for decades. Gabbard a fellow veteran. Shinseki a retired 4-Star General. Former Army Chief of Staff. A solider whose right foot was nearly blown off by a land mine in Vietnam. The Kauai boy — who would take his committment to the highest levels. GABBARD 1253 From such a young age in his life. That committment has not wavered. When we look at the challenges and the crisis and the tragedies that have been coming to light that have been occuring in the VA. HANABUSA 3134 I know this isn’t something where people can say he didn’t care, because that’s absolutly not true. 41 I don’t think you’ll find someone who probalby cared as much as he does 46 ) ) 48 This whole situation is probably tearing his heart out. 51 Lara Yamada KITV 4 News. Senator Hirono says the

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