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Obama Finally Speaks on VA Scandal: 'This Is Not a New Issue'

Obama Finally Speaks on VA Scandal: 'This Is Not a New Issue'

Wednesday after meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, President Barack Obama broke his silence on the growing VA Hospital scandal.

Citing his administrations accomplishments on reducing the numbers of homeless and unemployed veterans, Obama seemed to downplay the waiting list issue by saying, “Wait times have been a problem for decades.” He added that while “the responsibility ultimately lies with me as commander-in-chief,” he is waiting for the investigation to be completed before those found responsible will be held accountable.

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