White House to Review Veterans Affairs

White House deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors has been assigned by President Obama to oversee a review of the Department of Veterans Affairs as outrage grows following reports of veterans dying while waiting for care. While there have been calls for the resignation of the VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, President Obama has voiced his confidence in him. “While we get to the bottom of what happened in Phoenix, it’s clear the VA needs to do more to ensure quality care for our veterans. I’m grateful that Rob, one of my most trusted advisers, has agreed to work with Secretary Shinseki to help the team at this important moment,” Obama said Wednesday in a statement. Nabors will be re-assigned to Veterans Affairs on a temporary basis. Shinseki is scheduled to testify before the Senate on Thursday.