White House Defies 'Outrageous' Allegations About Veterans Affairs Nominee Ronny Jackson

Sen. Jon Tester told CNN Jackson would hand out drugs'like candy

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is reviewing what it calls "critical allegations" surrounding Jackson that embrace claims he created a hostile work atmosphere and improperly disbursed medicine as a White Home doctor, congressional and administration sources inform ABC Information.

The White House plans on sticking by Jackson's side, for now at least, refereeing to his history as the doctor of the White House for both, President Donald Trump and for President Obama.

Earlier Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended Jackson's record as "impeccable", suggesting that Jackson's current position as the White House physician meant that he had been more thoroughly vetted than other Cabinet nominees. "It's too ugly and disgusting".

President Trump is standing by Jackson, who has vowed to fight under fire for his confirmation.

The bipartisan chairs of the Veterans Affairs Committee say they just learned of these allegations a week ago, and postponed Wednesday's hearing to investigate.

Jackson, who was nominated by Trump in March to lead the sprawling Veterans Affairs department, had been considered an unusual choice for the post given his lack of experience managing a large organization.

On Tuesday, the White House scrambled to do damage control for Ronny Jackson. Top panel Democrat Jon Tester, Mont., is appearing increasingly skeptical, telling CNN's Anderson Cooper yesterday that Jackson had been nicknamed "the candy man" for handing out prescription drugs indiscriminately.

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Jackson also faces allegations of drinking on the job.

Requested if he ought to withdraw his nomination, she mentioned, "that's as much as the White Home".

"He has improved unit morale, received glowing reviews and promotions under Republican and Democrat presidents, and has been given a clean vet from the Federal Bureau of Investigation", a senior White House official said Tuesday.

Although Jackson's confirmation hearing has been delayed, it is not expected to be cancelled. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions, said Jackson denied the allegations.

Jackson's nomination is in jeopardy over numerous accusations of misbehavior.

However, the White House continues to stand firmly behind its nomination.

In fact, President Obama signed off on Jackson's fitness for duty reports year after year during his time in the Oval Office. "We need to see those fully implemented, so I had my doubts already and wanted a lot of questions answered before these latest revelations that are very disturbing".

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