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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 CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsTop state election official questions why Trump is downplaying threat of Russian election interference: report Russian bots turn to gun control after Florida high school shooting: report The case alleging Russian collusion is not closed 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.