Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee are raising concerns about allegations involving Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, and are reviewing them to determine if they are substantial enough to upend his nomination.
President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and has told several key Democratic senators that he is committed not to privatize veterans' health care.
Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, whose path to become the next Veterans Affairs secretary remains unclear, will go before the Veterans Affairs' committee April 25, according to committee chairman Sen. Johnny Isakson.
Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's physician and pick for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, said in his first interview since being nominated that he's "got what it takes" to lead the department.
President Donald Trump's decision to dismiss David Shulkin as the secretary of Veterans Affairs stoked speculation that the White House would move swiftly to allow veterans more access to private care outside the VA's health system.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday named presidential physician Ronny Jackson his new choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, bringing the military doctor who vouched for Trump's health in front of the country to a key Cabinet position.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician who has served under three presidents, has been nominated for a promotion.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician, gushed about President Donald Trump's health during a briefing before the White House press corps on Tuesday, touting the President's "good genes," how he did "exceedingly well" on his cognitive test and his "excellent" cardiac health.
President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals.
President Donald Trump has a doctor's appointment on January 12.