U.S. Representative Richard Hanna has called on General Eric Shinseki, the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to resign.

Hanna said that General Shinseki, a decorated Vietnam war veteran, deserves a great deal of respect for his service, but a failure of leadership and accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs has hurt our veterans in appalling ways.

Hanna says that new leadership at the VA will best serve our nation and its heroes.