David Shulkin is out and Ronny Jackson is in as VA secretary
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will replace his Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with Ronny Jackson, who currently serves as physician to the President.
Trump thanked Shulkin via Twitter for his "Service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS" and said Robert Wilkie, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, will serve as acting secretary until Jackson is confirmed. Ref. CNN
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Senators delay confirmation hearing for VA nominee Ronny Jackson to examine more details about his record. Senators are delaying a confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, President Trump's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. The hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs chaired by Isakson had been scheduled Wednesday but is being postponed to give lawmakers more time to examine information related to his service as a physician. Isakson and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., asked Trump in a letter Tuesday for more information. Ref. USAToday.
VA nominee faces explosive new allegations of drinking, wrecking government vehicle. White House physician Ronny L. Jackson, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, wrecked a government vehicle after getting drunk at a Secret Service going away party, according to an explosive list of allegations released Wednesday by the Democratic staff of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Source 3i.