White House Physician Ronny Jackson Withdraws as VA Secretary Nominee

(From The Guardian)

White House doctor Ronny Jackson has withdrawn as Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of veterans’ affairs following a slew of accusations against him.

“Unfortunately, because of how Washington works, these false allegations have become a distraction for this president and the important issue we must be addressing – how we give the best care to our nation’s heroes,” Jackson said in a statement put out by the White House on Thursday morning.

“While I will forever be grateful for the trust and confidence President Trump has placed in me by giving me this opportunity, I am regretfully withdrawing my nomination to be secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

A document was released on Wednesday detailing allegations that Jackson, the current White House physician, mishandled drugs and wrecked a car while intoxicated. He denied wrecking a car.

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