Shinseki Faces Tough Questions at VA Hearing

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Yesterday on this program, we heard charges that Veterans Administration officials were hiding evidence of delays in providing medical care — sometimes so long that veterans died while waiting to get appointments. Today, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, former General Eric Shinseki, faced a barrage of tough question from Senate Republicans and Democrats. Problems with the VA have been reported for years, and the recent reports of hidden records have led to calls for Shinseki's resignation. Today, he told Senators he was "mad as hell." They sounded madder. Mark Thompson covers the military for Time magazine.




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