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Roe: Veterans Affairs panel awaiting probe into deaths at VA facility

Hank Hayes, NET News Service • May 13, 2014 at 3:53 PM

KINGSPORT — U.S. Rep. Phil Roe said Monday an investigation into alleged unnecessary veterans' deaths involving a Phoenix Veterans Administration facility needs to play out amid calls for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

Roe, a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, insisted all the information from an inspector general's probe of the matter should first come out.

"There's an allegation right now, and obviously if those allegations are true, that's a very serious problem," Roe, R-Tenn., said during a stop at Holston Manor to observe National Nursing Home Week. "You have to let the inspector general do their work and once they have finished their work, then we can go ahead a make an interpretation."

Our partners at the Kingsport Times-News have more on Roe's comments.

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