Thursday, April 26, 2018

Jackson Withdraws as VA Nominee ↦

Lisa Rein, John Wagner, and Josh Dawsey reporting for The Washington Post:

Ronny L. Jackson, President Trump’s embattled nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, withdrew from consideration Thursday amid mushrooming allegations of professional misconduct that raised questions about the White House vetting process.

Jackson’s nomination had become imperiled even before Capitol Hill Democrats on Wednesday released new allegations of misconduct. The claims include that he had wrecked a government vehicle after getting drunk at a Secret Service going-away party.

Could it be any clearer that Admiral Jackson’s nomination was an impulse on the part of Donald Trump and that it was not given the consideration or vetting that it so badly needed?