President Trump Says He Knew Jackson's Nomination Was In Trouble

Ronny Jackson Withdraws as VA Secretary Nominee

The allegations, which Jackson labeled as false, included odd prescription drug practices, a toxic work environment and drunkenness while on duty. He was seen pacing back and forth on the White House grounds Wednesday.

Veterans groups, such as AMVETS, expressed concern that Jackson was not experienced enough to lead one of the largest bureaucracies in the federal government. They declined to comment on the situation. "I want to thank the servicemembers who bravely spoke out over the past week".

"We should find out if there's merit to these allegations, and, if there are, then ... the proper oversight should be done", Ryan said.

Now under consideration for the VA secretary post was former Rep Jeff Miller, who previously chaired the House Veterans Affairs committee, according to two White House officials who insisted on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

The Democratic staff also found had become known as "Candyman" because of the way he handed out drugs. Jackson also allegedly routinely handed out prescription drugs to West Wing staff, including the opioid Percocet, the sleeping pill Ambien, and the stimulant Modafinil, given to senior White House officials on worldwide trips.

The allegations additionally referred to a number of incidents of Jackson's intoxication whereas on responsibility, usually on overseas journeys. "On at least one occasion, Dr. Jackson could not be reached when needed because he was passed out drunk in his hotel room", the summary says. And with all the reports, will anyone in the Pentagon pursue an investigation to either substantiate the accusations or clear Jackson's name? I said, 'You run a great operation. "I have no idea where that is coming from".

Reviews of overprescribing and alcohol-related conduct issues can jeopardize a health care provider's license.

He had been due to have a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

"Some of the exact words that were used by the folks we talked to were 'abusive toward staff, ' 'very explosive personality, ' 'belittles the folks underneath him, ' staff that he oversaw".

"The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs is postponing the hearing to consider the nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in light of new information presented to the committee", Isakson and Tester, who are respectively the top Republican and Democrat on the committee, said in a joint statement. "It's not surprising the people above him think he was doing a really, really good job".

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Trump nominated Jackson in March for advancement to two-star admiral, before unexpectedly also nominating him a few weeks later to replace David Shulkin, who was ousted as VA secretary.

"He has received more vetting than most nominees", she said.

"The allegations against me are completely false and fabricated", he added.

But Short also suggested Tester was airing the allegations for political gain.

"I believe he did", Tester said.

Tester, speaking on MSNBC, acknowledged that not all the allegations had been verified.

"I even told him a day or two ago I saw where this is going", Trump said. The Cabinet's only Obama-era holdover, Shulkin clashed with those in the administration who've sought an aggressive expansion of VA's Choice program, which allows veterans to seek health care from private providers at taxpayer expense.

"The American Legion is very concerned about the current lack of permanent leadership", said Denise Rohan, national commander of The American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization.

That report by the Navy's Medical Inspector Normal discovered an absence of belief within the management and low morale amongst employees members, who described the working atmosphere as "being caught between dad and mom going by a bitter divorce".

Those are the accusations compiled by Democratic staff on the committee considering his nomination as VA secretary. VA nominee says he's "looking forward" to "answering everybody's questions" White House stands behind VA pick Jackson MORE in part because he did not support efforts to privatize more of the agency's mission.

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