White House Doctor Ronny Jackson Withdraws as VA Secretary Nominee

Apr 26, 2018

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, White House doctor.
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Ronny Jackson, the White House doctor President Donald Trump nominated for secretary of Veterans Affairs, has withdrawn as the nominee. He issued a statement calling the allegations against him "false and fabricated."

The White House defended the pick, while the President earlier this week seemed to signal that Jackson could step aside, given the scrutiny.

Jackson faced allegations he created a hostile workplace, drinking on duty, and improperly prescribing drugs to staff while he served as the White House doctor.