Trump defends embattled VA nominee after hearing is delayed

27 April, 2018, 00:30 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Trump's Doctor And VA Pick Ronny Jackson Accused Of Drinking On Job

However, recent information has surfaced about allegations of "improper conduct" during his career that has Congress saying, "not so fast". "To be abused by a bunch of politicians that aren't thinking nicely about our country?"

The White House says Jackson has never been the subject of an Inspector General's report, and pointed to glowing performance reviews he received from both Trump and Obama.

Jackson had allegedly caused such a scene that the Secret Service intervened out of concern that he might wake up then-President Barack Obama.

Detailing the allegations to NPR, Sen.

But now the Senate has indefinitely delayed the doctor's confirmation hearing, scheduled for today, and the prognosis is not good.

Senators are discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee's ability to manage the government's second-largest department. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., responded, "We'll see". Additional information would corroborate or dismiss the claims presented.

"We were told time and time again the people above him he treated like gold, the people below him, he belittled, screamed at them, really created a very toxic environment to the point where the people who worked around him felt like they had to walk on eggshells because of his lack of respect for his job", Tester said. Jackson said taking Ambien on flights is a common practice of many who fly long distances and something he recommends. The staff members took the medical supplies they were looking for without waking Dr. Jackson. This drug can also have severe side effects. John Tester (D-MT) told the host. Leaders of the Veterans Affairs Committee have formally asked the Trump administration for "any and all communications" related to the allegations.

"Adm. Jackson was the primary health care provider for the president", the Montana senator told Cooper.

If the president likes someone - and those first impressions can come in person or, in the case of some of his recent White House appointments, on television - he moves quickly and doesn't hesitate to put that individual in a position of responsibility.

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Ok, so it's not just the drinking and passing out narcotics, there's more.

While enumerating the allegation that Jackson was often drunk on the job during the last administration, Tester noted that being inebriated while being the president's physician could have dire consequences.

The two men clashed on a couple of fronts and when a command climate survey was done to assess the workplace, staffers said the two captains "bickered like two parents going through a bitter divorce".

"He is a tremendous asset to the entire White House team", he wrote, adding that he should be promoted "now".

The network reported that Adm.

Jackson met late at the Capitol with a key Republican on the Veterans Affairs Committee, Sen. In a CNN interview, Udall asserted that if the allegations are true, he doesn't have a chance and it's the agency that is leaderless and hurting. But as president, the result is a growing list of Cabinet secretaries and other officials who do not appear to undergo the rigorous scrutiny typically expected for White House hires.

Despite the rumors and allegations, Jackson isn't giving up.

"I'll always stand behind him", the president said. He said he isn't sure when, or whether, the hearing might be rescheduled.

When it comes to personal moves, however, the Jackson choice fits with Mr Trump's management style.

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