President Obama offered a statement this hour on the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal related to the deaths of dozens of veterans awaiting medical attention, including up to 40 at a hospital in Phoenix.
Addressing allegations that VA officials knew of the deaths and made attempts to them cover up, Obama said, “If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it. Period…I will not stand for it, as a Commander in Chief, but also as an American.”
Here’s the story’s lede, after the jump, across much of the DC media.
The Washington Post: Obama: Any misdeeds at VA will be punished
Washington Examiner: Obama stands behind Eric Shinseki at Veterans Affairs
Huffington Post Politics: OBAMA: VA ALLEGATIONS ‘DISHONORABLE’