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Ronny Jackson withdraws consideration for VA chief

Says Tester has 'price to pay'

 

April 26, 2018

Jon Tester

By HOPE YEN, LISA MASCARO,

CATHERINE LUCEY

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, withdrew today in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the "false allegations" against him have become a distraction.

In a statement the White House issued from Jackson, he said he "did not expect to have to dignify baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity."

Shortly after Jackson dropped out, President Donald Trump called into t...



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