VA Secretary Eric Shinseki Resigns

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(CNN) Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned, President Barack Obama said on Friday (May 30).

Obama said he would demand accountability if problems were found at VA medical facilities, and accepted Shinseki’s resignation. The two met at the White House before the President announced the the development, which came as political pressure mounted for the Cabinet officer to step down.

“I regret he has to resign under these circumstances,” Obama said.

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