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Senate Pauses Jackson's Confirmation Hearing After Misconduct Claims

V.A. secretary nominee Ronny Jackson was reportedly accused of "improper conduct," but the specifics of the allegations aren't yet clear.
Posted at 11:09 PM, Apr 23, 2018

Senators are delaying the confirmation hearing of Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson as head of the Veterans Affairs Department following allegations of improper conduct.

It isn't clear what those allegations are or who lodged them, but both Republican and Democratic senators were concerned enough to press pause on Wednesday's confirmation hearing.

On the issue, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said, "I'm not going to comment on any of the specifics, except to say we're going to be doing very close and careful scrutiny."

Jackson is President Donald Trump's pick to replace former V.A. Secretary David Shulkin, who left the position last month.