05/29/2014 09:11 am ET Updated May 29, 2014

Mitt Romney: Obama 'Needs To Take Responsibility For His Failures'

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney slammed President Barack Obama over the unfolding Veterans Affairs controversy, and joined a growing list of political figures calling for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation.

A report released Wednesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog found widespread problems of delayed treatment at a Phoenix, Arizona, veterans hospital. The VA Office of Inspector General sampled 226 appointments and found that patients had an average wait time of 115 days until their first appointment, according to the AP.

During an appearance on Fox News' "The Kelly File," Romney criticized the president for not only the VA issues, but also "missteps" with Obamacare and the IRS scandal, saying there's "not been a level of competency."

"The president needs to take responsibility for his failures," Romney said. "In the case of General Shinseki, he needs to be removed. He either needs to resign, or should be replaced by the president."

Romney said it "would be nice to grill [Shinseki] over the coming weeks and months," and said "we really don't have time" for the secretary to keep his position amid the controversy.

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