Isakson: “Serious Allegations” Postponing Jackson Confirmation

Johnny Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Jon Tester, the committee’s ranking member asked the White House to submit all documents related to the accusations of misconduct from Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson (the letter is below). He was, you will recall, the nominee to be the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

However, allegations of creating a hostile work environment, overprescribing medication and “too much drinking on the job” (what is adequate drinking on the job for a physician) seem to be derailing Jackson’s nomination. There was apparently little to no vetting of Jackson from the Trump White House as well.

In a joint statement, Sens. Isakson and Tester said:

“The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is postponing the hearing to consider the nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in light of new information presented to the committee. We take very seriously our constitutional duty to thoroughly and carefully vet each nominee sent to the Senate for confirmation. We will continue looking into these serious allegations and have requested additional information from the White House to enable the committee to conduct a full review.”

Either this is Trump continuing to hire “only the best” or draining the swamp. You decide–I don’t care anymore.

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xdog
xdog
2 years ago

I still care but I’m not outraged. Nominating unqualified people and then not bothering to vet them is SOP for this group of incompetents. If the orange guy wants something, his crew of suck-ups try to deliver.

xdog
xdog
2 years ago
Reply to  xdog

“A White House official told CNN that Trump was pleased with Jackson’s performance in an extended grilling by reporters in January over the President’s health and cognitive fitness.”

That’s clear enough evidence of Jackson’s qualifications for Trump supporters, even the unhealthy and cognitively unfit ones, and good enough normally for congressional gopers, but this election thing is coming up and there’s money to be raised.

bethebalance
bethebalance
2 years ago
Reply to  xdog

I became increasingly convinced that DJT pulled aside Jackson during his physical exam and made a deal: Glowing hyperbole from Jackson in exchange for a high-level employment opportunity.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
2 years ago

This reminds me, how’s it going with Trump pushing his personal pilot to run the FAA?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
2 years ago

We all know who’s really to blane.

“The Democrats have become obstructionists,” Trump groused Tuesday, during a bilateral news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron. “That’s all they’re good at. They’re not good at anything else. They have bad ideas. They have bad politics. The one thing they do is obstruct.”

Benevolus
Benevolus
2 years ago
Reply to  Dave Bearse

I guess every challenge looks like obstruction to a fascist wannabe dictator.

Indypendant
Indypendant
2 years ago

Who knew governing was so complicated?

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me
2 years ago

And so it goes, hero yesterday…pariah today. For every tweet today there is an exact opposite tweet in the not so distant past. Vet, vent, lie, deny, repeat.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me
2 years ago
Reply to  edatlanta

I’m guessing it’s more lucrative to pimp opioids from the WH than be VA director.

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