PHOENIX, AZ (NBC) - Embattled secretary Eric Shinseki is on thin ice as more lawmakers insist he resign.
VA secretary Shinseki speaks publicly for the first time since the VA's Inspector General found 17,00 vets in Phoenix haven't even been placed on the official waiting list for an appointment.
More than 100 lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans, now want Shinseki to resign.
Shinseki's lobbying to stay, meeting with Democrats on Capitol Hill, and with veterans.
The White House says President Obama's reserving judgment until the Inspector General's full report is in.
Some vets are defending the agency.
Now there are other problems: private doctors turning vets away because its taking too long to get paid.
More issues with a system that's now under the microscope.
The American Legion is sympathetic, but still wants Shinseki to resign.