By Chris Stigall
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chris Stigall spoke with John Hayward, a Contributor to Human Events, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the resignation of President Obama’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General Eric Shinseki, in the wake of a scandal in the department over long wait times for veterans to receive medical care at VA hospitals and a cover-up to conceal those wait times.
Hayward detailed why he thinks General Shinseki met a different fate than previous members of the administration besieged by political scandal.
“He had every reason to think he wasn’t going anywhere because that’s how these things are done in the Obama Administration, nobody gets fired. One of the big reasons for that is that the President thinks that if he doesn’t fire anybody and doesn’t hold anybody accountable, the story will go away. He can just kind of outlast it…That obviously wasn’t going to work here because the party was panicking. The President’s party was in full on stampede looking at their internal polls and how angry people were, so they got a hold of him and said Shinseki had to go.”
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