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Ronny Jackson Withdraws From VA Nomination Process

Ronny Jackson in Sen. Johnny Isakson’s office on Capitol Hill.
Ronny Jackson on Capitol Hill on April 16.
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White House doctor and Naval officer Ronny Jackson has withdrawn his nomination to be the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, he announced in a statement Thursday morning:

Senators of both parties had expressed concern over recently surfaced reports that Jackson drank while on duty, improperly dispensed medication, was verbally abusive to co-workers, and allegedly crashed a government vehicle after a party. (Jackson, as you can see above, denies the allegations broadly and has specifically denied that he crashed a government vehicle.)