Friday, May 30
(Washington, DC) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls the growing scandal at the Veterans Affairs Department intolerable. VA health clinics are being accused of falsifying records to hide systemic scheduling problems. Pelosi called the practices dishonest and possibly criminal. The California Democrat noted that the VA has struggled for some time with a growing backlog after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Embattled VA Secretary Eric Shinseki , a retired Army general, continues to resist growing calls to resign.