Ronny Jackson withdraws nomination for VA secretary

In a statement the White House issued from Jackson, he said he “did not expect to have to dignify baseless and

"I want to thank the service members who bravely spoke out over the past week", Tester said.

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White House officials suggested Jackson might remain in his current post despite the allegations about workplace misconduct.

The White House said Friday that a review of Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson's vehicle records found three minor incidents - but no evidence that he "wrecked" a auto after drinking at a Secret Service going-away party as Democrats alleged this week, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Trump also defended Jackson, who served presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama besides Trump, saying the allegations brought against him were not proved and lashed out at the opponents saying they wanted to "destroy" Jackson.

Trump said he found the name-calling Jackson experienced - some called him "candyman" for his alleged habit of overprescribing medications - to be "disgraceful".

Trump blamed Senator Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, for the demise of Jackson's nomination to the Cabinet position to oversee a department that serves 13 million US veterans and has 377,000 employees.

Tester will face one of several Republicans vying to face him in November, including former State Rep. Russell Fagg of Billings, businessman Troy Downing, State Sen.

Dan Caldwell, executive director of the conservative Concerned Veterans for America, urged the White House to take more time "to carefully select and vet a new nominee" who could head VA.

Jackson is fighting to salvage his imperiled nomination amid accusations that include repeated drunkenness and creating a "toxic" work environment at the White House.

Dr. Ronny Jackson withdrew his name as nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaving advocates anxious about the chaos and risks ahead for the agency that serves 9 million military veterans and employs 350,000 workers.

Jackson was not found at fault in any of the accidents - and "he reported each of them to his supervisor immediately", officials told the Post. "Tester did exactly the right thing by vetting whoever is nominated for the job, making sure that that person is ready", Person said.

However, he said, '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. Tester spokeswoman Marnee Banks said the office would not comment until it knew more about the White House records.

Trump said he called Jackson, who announced he was withdrawing his nomination Thursday, for a pep talk.

At a Secret Service going-away party, the summary says, Jackson got drunk and wrecked a government vehicle. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., wrote on Twitter.

Jon Tester didn't intend to play a central role in taking down President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department.

"A thorough review of internal documents related to all presidential foreign travel that occurred in 2015, in addition to interviews of personnel who were present during foreign travel that occurred during the same time frame, has resulted in no information that would indicate the allegation is accurate", the Secret Service said in a statement.

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