White House releases VA nominee's evaluations in attempt to prove his merit
White House releases VA nominee's evaluations in attempt to prove his merit
Report: White House Doctor Ronny Jackson Will Not Withdraw VA Secretary Nomination
26 April, 2018, 07:03
Trump said the decision was up to Jackson, a U.S. Navy rear admiral who has worked as a presidential physician since the George W. Bush administration, about whether to continue as nominee. It's too ugly and too disgusting.
The Navy physician also has been accused of overprescribing drugs, an allegation the White House tried to rebut by highlighting the White House Medical Unit's most recent "controlled substances audit", which the White House says was conducted by "outside experts from Walter Reed and [the Defense Health Agency, a part of the Defense Department]".
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Sen. Jerry Moran, Kansas Republican, said he had met Adm. But if this is accurate, why did President Obama promote him?
But Jackson is facing another hurdle in his nomination process: the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
A 2012 watchdog report ordered up by Veterans Affairs nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson found that both he and a rival physician exhibited "unprofessional behaviors" as they engaged in a power struggle over the White House medical unit.
We have no idea what else will emerge in the coming days about Dr. Jackson, but if he withdraws, then perhaps the TrumpWhite House will try to choose someone better armed and prepared to battle the forces that want to preserve a status quo that ill-serves veterans.
White House officials said they were aware of accusations that Jackson dispensed medicine to aides or others, including reporters, without rigorous scrutiny.
In a news conference on Tuesday, Trump defended Jackson.
"They haven't vetted the guy", said Darin Selnick, a former Veterans Affairs adviser for the White House Domestic Policy Council under Trump. He said the misconduct allegations mostly surrounded Jackson's behavior on overseas trips when he was attending to President Obama.
Now even the president is questioning Jackson's qualifications.
Others present in the meeting included White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, an administration official said.
But White House physicians, including Jackson's predecessors, have for years distributed small amounts of Ambien, a prescription sleep aid, to White House staff and members of the press flying on long overseas trips.
White House and VA officials are also discussing a delay with key allies outside the administration.
Republicans returned the favor once Trump was in the White House, and they had the Senate majority, deploying the tactic to seat Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. Moran said Jackson did not specifically address other allegations against him but that he indicated he meant to move ahead as the nominee.
But the allegations that surfaced Tuesday morning and then Trump's signaling he would be fine with Jackson stepping aside created a firestorm on Capitol Hill. "I look forward to working with him".
They also sent a letter to the White House, asking for any documentation regarding Jackson's service in the White House medical unit and as the president's official physician.
Isakson had called Kelly twice in recent days to express concerns about new information, spokeswoman Amanda Maddox said. "I never heard any complaints". Johnny Isakson (R-GA), in a joint statement with Sen.
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