House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) stopped short of calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki in the light of a new report that concluded the department’s medical facilities have systemic problems.

“I’m going to continue to reserve judgement on General Shinseki,” Boehner told reporters during the weekly GOP leadership news conference. “The question I ask myself is: Is him resigning going to get us to the bottom of the problem, is it going to help us find out what is really going on? The answer is no.”

Boehner’s remarks Thursday were consistent with his previous statements on the brewing scandal.

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