Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki | AP Photo
More than 100 members of Congress calling for Shinseki to resign
Politicians are lining up to call for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in light of the report released Wednesday that substantiated serious conditions at the Phoenix VA hospital.
In the report, investigators identified 1,700 veterans awaiting medical care but not on an official waiting list. The average wait for a first appointment for those who were listed was 115 days, and the inspector general conluded that "inappropriate scheduling practices are systemic throughout" the nationwide VA health care system.
But who is calling for Shinseki's resignation? Close to 100 members of Congress.
Here's the list:
House Democrats (20):
John Barrow, Georgia; Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona; Bruce Braley, Iowa (running for U.S. Senate); Gary Peters, Michigan (running for U.S. Senate), Steve Israel, New York; Scott Peters, California; David Scott, Georgia; Rick Nolan, Minnesota (also calling on House Speaker John Boehner to establish a Select Committee to investigate the VA); Tim Ryan, Ohio; Ron Barber, Arizona; Joe Garcia, Florida; Nick Rahall, West Virginia; Dan Maffei, New York; Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire; Raul Ruiz, California; Ann Kuster, New Hampshire; Tim Walz, Minnesota; Dave Loebsack, Iowa; Collin Peterson, Minnesota; and Jerry McNerney, California.
House Republicans (60):
House Veterans Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, Florida; House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon, California; House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California; Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia (running for U.S. Senate); Jack Kingston, Georgia (running for U.S. Senate); Cory Gardner, Colorado (running for U.S. Senate); Tom Cotton, Arkansas (running for U.S. Senate); John Kline, Minnesota; Dan Benishek, Michigan; Mike Coffman, Colorado; Kenny Marchant, Texas; Chris Collins, New York; Jackie Walorski, Indiana; Steve Southerland, Florida; Richard Hudson, North Carolina; Jim Bridenstine, Oklahoma; Adrian Smith, Nebraska; Adam Kinzinger, Illinois; Richard Nugent, Florida; Kerry Bentivolio, Michigan; Blake Farenthold, Texas; Steve Stivers, Ohio; Phil Roe, Tennessee; Steve Daines, Montana; Duncan Hunter, California; Martha Roby (calls on President Obama to fire Shinseki); Larry Bucshon, Indiana; Joe Wilson, South Carolina; Paul Cook, Illinois; Paul Gosar, Arizona; Jeb Hensarling, Texas; Rick Crawford, Arkansas; Sean Duffy, Wisconsin; Michele Bachmann, Minnesota; Steven Palazzo, Mississippi; Doug Lamborn, Colorado; Matt Salmon, Arizona; Jeff Denham, California; Robert Pittenger, North Carolina; Kay Granger, Texas; Jim Gerlach, Pennsylvania; Pete Olson, Texas; Patrick McHenry, North Carolina; Ted Yoho, Florida; Dennis Ross, Florida; Phil Gingrey, Georgia; Susan Brooks, Indiana; Tom Marino, Pennsylvania; Tom Rice, South Carolina; Todd Rokita, Indiana; Bob Gibbs, Ohio; Tim Griffin, Arkansas; Paul Broun, Georgia; Scott Tipton, Colorado; Erik Paulsen, Minnesota; Richard Hanna, New York; Rodney Davis, Illinois; Bradley Byrne, Alabama; Mike Rogers, Alabama; and Tim Huelskamp, Kansas.
Senate Democrats (9):
Mark Udall, Colorado; John Walsh, Montana; Kay Hagan, North Carolina; Al Franken, Minnesota; Mark Warner, Virginia; Martin Heinrich, New Mexico; Tom Udall, New Mexico; Jeff Merkley, Oregon; and Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire.
Senate Republicans (12):
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky; John McCain, Arizona; Jerry Moran, Kansas; John Cornyn, Texas, Jeff Flake, Arizona; Pat Roberts, Kansas; Dean Heller, Nevada; Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire; Richard Burr, North Carolina; Marco Rubio, Florida; Rob Portman, Ohio; and Deb Fischer, Nebraska.
Via ABC News