President Trump Demands Senator Resign For Lying About His VA Pick – Read the Tweets


President Trump has called on a Democratic senator to resign his seat, after it was revealed that he made untrue statements about Dr. Ronny Jackson, Trump’s nominee to lead the Veteran’s Affairs department.

Over the past week, Dr. Jackson had endured numerous allegations that he was unfit for the job, citing rumors of alcohol abuse and abusive behavior. More allegations included a willingness to dole out prescription medication at any time, earning him the title “Candyman.” He was also accused of crashing a government car and trying to interrupt President Barack Obama during a foreign trip.

Jackson served both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and both gave him glowing recommendations in their reviews.

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This week, Dr, Jackson withdrew his nomination, but will remain as the President’s personal physician.

Since then, the Secret Service announced they had no evidence Dr. Jackson had done any of the things alleged. They had no evidence he had crashed a car while on duty or tried to interrupt President Obama.

President Trump singled out Tester for pushing the unproven allegations, and called for his resignation over the matter.

Reuters reports.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Veteran’s Affairs committee should resign after the President’s pick to lead the Veterans Affairs department withdrew from consideration amid numerous allegations.

On Thursday, Trump’s physician Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration to head the department after allegations that he had been lax with prescription drugs and drank alcohol on the job.

Trump had already singled out Senator Jon Tester, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs committee, who is up for re-election in November in Montana.

“Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson are proving false… Tester should resign,” Trump tweeted on Saturday.

“Admiral Jackson is the kind of man that those in Montana would most respect and admire, and now, for no reason whatsoever, his reputation has been shattered. Not fair, Tester!,” Trump added.

In a statement, Tester said he would “never stop fighting.”

“It’s my duty to make sure Montana veterans get what they need and have earned, and I’ll never stop fighting for them as their Senator,” Tester said.

Jackson is a U.S. Navy rear admiral who has been physician to three presidents and categorically denied the accusations as false.

Democrats said more than 20 people, whose names they withheld, said Jackson had prescribed himself medications, got drunk at a Secret Service party, wrecked a government vehicle and once could not be reached on a work trip to provide medical treatment because he was passed out drunk in a hotel room.

Tester had said Jackson’s nickname was “the candyman” because of his willingness to hand out prescription drugs.

The White House said on Friday it had looked through records of motor vehicle incidents involving government vehicles and found only three that involved Jackson. None of the records noted alcohol use. Reuters also reviewed two years of audits of the White House medical unit pharmacy, which did not show any major issues.

Separately, the U.S. Secret Service said it had no records to back allegations that its personnel intervened to stop Jackson from disturbing former President Barack Obama during a foreign trip in 2015.

Dr. Jackson has not responded to the allegations or the revelation by the Secret Service since he withdrew his nomination.

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