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Mixed reactions after Shenseki's resignation

Updated: 05/30/2014 5:53 PM | Created: 05/30/2014 5:52 PM
By: Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Shenseki's resignation is what veterans are talking about at the American Legion Post 13 in Albuquerque and there are many mixed reactions.

"He’s the, so to speak, commander and chief of the veterans and with all this going on and he knew nothing about that obviously he wasn't doing his job,” says navy veteran Alfred Montoya

Navy veteran Alfred Montoya hopes Shinseki’s replaced with someone who can tackle the problems at VA hospitals around the county. 

It started in phoenix with allegations of long wait times and secret waiting lists leading to patient deaths.

The same problems have been reported at the Albuquerque VA hospital.

“I'm hoping there'll be some change. Obviously a lot has come to light that there are tons of issues out there and all the deserving veterans that need care... I hope they get that.”

But other vets like Ernie Sanchez are sad to see Shinseki go.

“I don't think he should be blamed for the entire situation at hand,” said Sanchez.

Sanchez thinks the problems started in the hospitals… and so should the solutions.


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