Morning Jolt: VA Secretary Eric Shinseki apologizes, plans firings

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki today offered an apology to veterans for the health care scandal, and he promised that officials will be fired. “I will not defend it because it is indefensible,” Shinseki said. He also said that no VA hospital officials will receive a bonus this year. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats are calling on Shinseki to step down, and he will meet with President Barack Obama later today.

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