VA's Shinseki says he's not quitting: 'There’s more to be done'
By Martin Matishak - 05/22/14 02:06 PM EDT
Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday vowed to remain in his post while his agency conducts an internal investigation into allegations of medical mistreatment, The Washington Post reported.
Shinseki, speaking to a small group of reporters on Capitol Hill, said he had not offered President Obama his resignation, despite growing bipartisan calls for him to step down.
“No. You guys know me better than that,” he said. “I serve at the pleasure of the president.”
“I came here to do one thing, which is to take care of veterans families,” Shinseki told reporters. “We’ve run hard for five years, I think we have good things to show for it, there’s more to be done.”
He said the nationwide review of VA facilities is “about halfway through” and that he hoped to present the White House with initial results some time next week.