On MSNBC Monday night, Rachel Maddow highlighted the phony resignation of Undersecretary of Health Robert Petzel in response to the Veterans Affairs scandal.
Petzel was already scheduled to retire in 2014, and President Obama had already nominated a replacement.
Maddow highlighted the details of Petzel’s resignation, pointing out that it was absurd that the White House offered it as a sign of accountability.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defended the characterization of the resignation on Monday, pointing out that the American Legion issued a statement praising the decision. But Maddow wasn’t buying it.