U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., held a second conference call with the media Thursday morning to give an update on the systemic dysfunction at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which led to his call for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.
Moran said that, as far as he knows, there have not been any investigations into VA misconduct in the state of Kansas.
“Many of the veterans that I talk to are very grateful and appreciative of the quality of care they receive when they are admitted to a VA hospital in our state,” he said. “But it is clear to me that there are plenty of others who are falling through the cracks, and it seems to be more of the bureaucracy of the department as compared to the ability of the folks who actually provide the health care.”
The issue continues to be a leadership issue, according to Moran.
“I’ve asked the Inspector General to inform me whether any Inspector General activities are occurring in our state, and my understanding is at the moment, even though that may have or could change, there are no active Inspector General reports in Kansas,” Moran said.