What's a top House Republican to do when he finds out that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned?
How about take a shot at the president?
“Oh, did he resign?” McKeon said, before conferring briefly with an aide.
“I feel kind of like the president,” McKeon then added. “I'm learning everything from the press.”
The California Republican, who had already called for Shinseki's resignation, later said that he thought the retired general was making the right move.
But he also made it pretty clear that he was proud of his ability to think on his feet.
“They asked me what my reaction was to Gen. Shinseki's resignation. My reaction was: I just learned from the press, like the president does,” McKeon said to a late-coming reporter. “I think that's a great reaction.”