Although “the allegations against me are completely false and fabricated,” Dr. Ronny Jackson is withdrawing from consideration as the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Those allegations, which come from more than 20 sources, include passing out drunk while on an overseas trip with then-President Barack Obama, drunkenly pounding on the door of a female employee while on an overseas trip with Obama, crashing a government car while under the influence, and over-prescribing himself and others. Jackson is also notably unqualified to run a major government agency like the VA. Here’s his full statement:
Ronny Jackson statement on withdrawing from consideration as Veterans Affairs Secretary –> pic.twitter.com/uBaopwcP5I
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) April 26, 2018
This episode once again shows how completely incompetent this White House is, headed by a man who acts on whim without thinking through the consequences of his actions.