President Trump has re-nominated his former doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, for a second star amid an ongoing Pentagon review opposite him that derailed his assignment for Veterans Affairs secretary.
The White House sent Jackson’s name to a Senate on Jan. 15 for graduation consideration, according to reports. Jackson faces a array of allegations that flush after Trump nominated him to conduct a VA, including celebration on a job, formulating a antagonistic work sourroundings and overprescribing medications.
Colleagues and former colleagues told Democratic staffers that there were mixed incidents of immoderation on duty, including one where he allegedly got dipsomaniac during a Secret Service going-away celebration and wrecked a supervision car. Jackson pronounced he had “no idea” where a explain he wrecked a automobile came from.
He has denied a accusations opposite him though withdrew his assignment for VA secretary in April.
“The allegations opposite me are totally fake and fabricated,” Jackson pronounced in an Apr 2018 statement. “If they had any merit, we would not have been selected, promoted and entrusted to offer in such a supportive and critical purpose as medicine to 3 presidents over a past 12 years.”
Task Purpose first reported the re-submission of Jackson’s nomination on Friday.
It’s misleading either a Senate Armed Services Committee will act on a new nomination.
“We don’t criticism on tentative nominations, ongoing investigations, or in this box both,” pronounced Chip Unruh, a orator for Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the ranking Democrat on a committee.
Trump has stood by Jackson, job him “one of a excellent group I’ve ever met.” And remarkable that he perceived good evaluations from former President Barack Obama.
“A many considerable personality who continues to perform during a Flag Officer level,” Obama pronounced in Oct 2014. “Ronny has warranted my certainty and a thankfulness of my family for his industry and knowledge. Promote to Flag immediately.”
Obama promoted Jackson in 2013 to turn a medicine to a president.
Fox News contributor Adam Shaw contributed to this report.