A little bit or a lot of drinking on the job is not a problem to Trump who has urged his VA secretary nominee Ronny Jackson to keep fighting for confirmation.
The AP reported, “A White House official says President Donald Trump is urging his nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, Dr. Ronny Jackson, to keep fighting to win confirmation. The Oval Office meeting comes as Jackson’s nomination has been imperiled by allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior. The official says Jackson is denying the allegations. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions.”
In the midst of an opioid crisis, Trump wants a drunk doctor who over-prescribed opioids to run the VA
The situation would be funny if there were not roughly 20 million veterans and their families depending on the VA. Trump urging of Jackson fight is the latest example of his placing himself ahead of the needs of the nation’s veterans.
If the president cared about vets, he would nominate someone to run the VA who was experienced, competent, and sober. Ronny Jackson is none of these things. Jackson does not belong in charge of the VA. The only reason Trump would put someone like him in charge is if he was certain that Jackson would carry out the Trump/Koch agenda of privatizing the VA.
Jackson may continue to fight, but he is losing support on both sides of the aisle.
Donald Trump wants a drunk to run the VA, which is the biggest slap in the face to veterans imaginable.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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