White House Defies 'Outrageous' Allegations About Veterans Affairs Nominee Ronny Jackson

'Serious allegations' postpone VA nomination

The White House's vetting of Jackson was so inadequate that on Monday the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs postponed the Navy admiral's confirmation hearing, a development that justifiably intensified media scrutiny of a man who ought to have gotten a closer look internally.

On Tuesday, Rep. Jon Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, told NPR that more than 20 military personnel had come forward with concerns about improper distribution of sleeping pills and drinking alcohol on overseas trips, as well as creating a toxic work environment.

CNN previously reported that Jackson met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday amid the tumult with his nomination.

That allegedly earned Jackson the nickname "the candy man", Tester said. "It's too ugly and disgusting".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to lay blame for the episode on Trump, saying Tuesday that it was "up to the administration to do the vetting" and that questions about Jackson should be directed to the White House.

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The 2012 assessment reviewed by the AP suggested the White House consider replacing Jackson or Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman - or both.

"Dr. Jackson's record as a White House physician is impeccable", stated a senior official of the White House.

The summary of the serious allegations against Jackson are laid out in a new document released on Wednesday by the office of Sen. But Jackson has faced numerous questions from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, as well as veterans groups, about whether he has the experience to manage the massive department of 360,000 employees serving 9 million veterans. Others present in the meeting included Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, an administration official said. Tester specified to the New York Times on Tuesday that his committee has no evidence of that but rather has received complaints about Jackson's consumption on overseas trips. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions, said Jackson denied the allegations.

"We're looking at all the options and we'll keep you posted when there's an update or an announcement", she said when asked by reporters Wednesday whether Jackson had offered to withdraw his nomination.

Jackson's nomination is in jeopardy over numerous accusations of misbehavior. It found staffers suffering from low morale after Jackson, a captain at the time, and another White House physician, Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman. "So we'll see what happens".

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