Published: Fri, April 27, 2018
Medical | By Bryan Strickland

Ronny Jackson withdraws from Veteran Affairs nomination

Ronny Jackson withdraws from Veteran Affairs nomination

In a statement, Dr Jackson condemned "baseless and anonymous attacks" on his character.

According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, "Admiral Jackson is a doctor in the United States Navy assigned to the White House and is here at work today". "And I want to tell you, Jon Tester, I think this is going to cause him a lot of problems in his state", Trump said.

Jackson gained a degree of fame unusual for White House physicians earlier this year when he took questions from the White House press corps on national television, gushing at length about Trump's health after conducting the president's physical exam.

The firestorm over President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs has thrust a vulnerable Democratic senator into a moment of political peril and opportunity. Sen. While Mr. Trump later suggested on Tuesday that Jackson would be better off withdrawing his name from nomination, he said the decision was "totally his", and he "would stand behind him". He was a surprise nominee to succeed David Shulkin, an Obama-era holdover once lauded by Trump, who was sacked March 28.

Trump added that he is the one who approached Jackson about running the Department of Veterans Affairs, saying the doctor "would have done a great job". "What was so surprising about the Jackson appointment is that the VA may be the most complex and challenging job open in the Trump administration and he picked someone with no relevant experience". He announced in a statement on April 26 that in light of the uproar about his alleged past indiscretions while serving as the White House physician, he would no longer like to be under consideration to be the head of the Veteran Affairs department.

Marc Short, the White House legislative director, could not say he was confident the allegations were false.

Concerns were raised over Jackson's nomination before the allegations about his behavior came to light, including that he had little experience in managing a staff and that he was not qualified to take over the VA, which has which has more than 350,000 employees.

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Separately, the misconduct allegations against Jackson have opened up the Trump administration to new criticism over the process by which it vets appointees.

Veterans groups expressed dismay over the continuing uncertainty at the VA, pointing to a potentially faulty vetting process by the White House.

But it turned out he had prescribed a "large supply" of the opioid to a White House Military Office staffer. He said that Jackson got mowed over by the Dems because he's "not political, which I liked". Jon Tester, D-Mont., the committee's ranking Democrat, received damaging information about Jackson's management of the White House medical office.

He also allegedly wrecked a government vehicle while under the influence of alcohol at a Secret Service going-away party.

Jackson was the physician to presidents Trump, Barack Obama and George W. Bush and was well regarded by many current and former White House staff.

Jackson was right to withdraw, according to Joe Antos, PhD, scholar in healthcare and retirement policy at the American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning think tank here. Jackson has yet to publicly address or denounce the majority of allegations, yet the White House has thrown its entire support behind their nominee.

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