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Congressman Richard Hanna is joining the growing list of those calling for the resignation of embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Hanna says as a decorated Vietnam veteran, every American owes Shinseki a great deal of respect.

He says nonetheless, a failure of leadership and accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs has hurt our veterans in appalling ways and is unacceptable.

The congressman says our nation and its heroes would be best served by new leadership at the top of the VA.

Hanna will face Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney in a June 24th Republican Primary.