GOP senator: Firing Shinseki won't fix VA

A GOP senator suggests that embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki should keep his job.

A trio of Republican senators have called for Shinseki's resignation amid reports that veterans were denied healthcare services. But Indiana Republican Sen. Dan CoatsDan CoatsTrump narrows secretary of State field to four finalists 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map 10 Senate seats that could flip in 2018 MORE cautioned that the VA chief oversees a dysfunctional organization: "Just by firing the coach doesn't solve the problem ... I want to take a much broader look than just simply satisfying people [to] say, 'Oh we fired the top guy and now everything is going to be fine.' "

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Coats, a veteran, added that "there's cultural problems that go way down deep in the VA system."

Shinseki appeared before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on Thursday morning.

Top-ranking Republican senators, including Minority Whip John Cornyn (Texas), National Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Jerry Moran (Kan.) and Veterans Affairs's Committee ranking member Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), have called for Shinseki's resignation.