By Newt Gingrich and Ali Meshkin
When the American Legion calls for Secretary of Veterans Affairs General Eric Shinseki to resign, you know something is profoundly wrong.
In a statement entitled, “Shinseki Must Go,”‘ Daniel Dellinger, National Commander of the American Legion, said, “His record as the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs…tells a story of bureaucratic incompetence and failed leadership.”
“The disturbing reports coming from the Phoenix VA Medical Center are just one of what appears to be a pattern of scandals that have infected the entire system,” Dellinger continued. “It has been more than 20 years since the American Legion has called for the resignation of a public official. It’s not something we do lightly. We do this because of people who have been failed by the system.”