Eric Shinseki

President Obama vowing to get to the bottom of allegations of misconduct at VA medical centers, and launching a broader view.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from the White House:

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

After an Oval Office meeting with his Veterans Affairs Secretary, President Obama continues to have confidence in Eric Shinseki.

(President Obama) "Nobody cares more about our Veterans than Rick Shinseki."

The President says it's still too early in an Inspector General's investigation to draw any conclusions, but says he won't tolerate what he calls dishonorable and disgraceful allegations of delayed care and cover-ups at a VA clinic in Phoenix and elsewhere.

(President Obama) "Anybody found to have manipulated or falsified records at VA facilities has to be held accountable."

Veterans groups and some Republican lawmakers have called on Shinseki to step down.

At the White House, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

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READ a statement from House Speaker John Boehner:

"We all share the American people's outrage about the horrors at the VA - outrage the President belatedly echoed today.  But what about accountability for treating our veterans like second- and third-rate citizens?  For deceiving them while their lives hang in the balance?  Today, the House will take action by passing the VA Management Accountability Act.  I urge the president to call on his party's leaders in the Senate to act on this bill immediately.  The President has made a lot of promises to our veterans.  It's time to keep them."