ATLANTA: Ga. congressman calls for VA secretary to resign | Presidential Election | Rock Hill Herald Online

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ATLANTA: Ga. congressman calls for VA secretary to resign | Presidential Election | Rock Hill Herald Online

ATLANTA — A Georgia congressman called for Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to step down Thursday over lingering concerns about oversight at Atlanta’s VA Medical Center.

U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., said four soldier deaths associated with Atlanta’s VA Medical Center should serve as a warning, and that the Department of Veterans Affairs is in need of a change in leadership. Scott represents Georgia’s 13th Congressional District, which spans Cobb, Clayton, Douglas, Fulton, Henry, and DeKalb counties.

An April audit by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found that a patient in need of mental health care committed suicide, and two others who needed care died of drug overdoses. Another veteran who was being treated for depression and anxiety committed suicide after being discharged in 2012.

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