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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs: VA Scandal Culprits Must Be Held Accountable

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs: VA Scandal Culprits Must Be Held Accountable

On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told fill-in moderator Martha Raddatz that the revelations of deficiencies at Veterans Administration hospitals, which have been said to have caused numerous deaths throughout the country were “outrageous” and he called for accountability.

RADDATZ: I would be remiss if I did not ask you about the current problems in the Veterans Administration.

DEMPSEY: Well, it is outrageous, if the allegations actually are documented and proven. I suspect some of them will be. They got to be held accountable. I think that (Eric) Shinseki has made it very clear they will be held accountable.

RADDATZ: Including him?

DEMPSEY: Yeah, of course. At some point the chief executive, the chairman, whoever it is, has to take responsibility for the entire organization and its performance.

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