Read Admiral Ronny Jackson, the personal physician to President Trump and former President Obama, may have withdrawn his nomination for Veterans Affairs secretary, but we’re now discovering that the allegations of impropriety, drunkenness, and pill pushing may have been both overblown and untrue. CNN’s Dana Bash and David Gregory warned against the allegation of Dr. Jackson being some “candyman,” doling out medication because other White House doctors have done this. Second, the allegations that he was drunk and wrecked a government vehicle, and that he banged so heavily on a female colleague’s door while on a foreign visit, which prompted the Secret Service to intervene, also appears to be false. There is no evidence to corroborate both claims according the Secret Service. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), who appears to be peddling fake news about the rear admiral, lobbed these allegations against Jackson (via ABC News):
This is the second accusation the Secret Service has disputed that was leveled at Jackson. This is out right shameful. https://t.co/9yE5JESdRf— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) April 28, 2018
The Secret Service is disputing the allegation, first reported by CNN, that on an overseas trip in 2015 Jackson drunkenly banged on the door of a female colleague so loudly that Secret Service agents had to calm him down so as to not disturb President Barack Obama.
"Over the last 48 hours, media outlets have alleged that U.S. Secret Service personnel were forced to intervene during a Presidential foreign travel assignment in order to prevent disturbing (former) President Barack Obama. The Secret Service has no such record of any incident; specifically, any incident involving Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson," the Secret Service said in a statement.
The law enforcement agency said it performed a thorough review of internal documents related to all of President Obama's foreign travel in 2015 and interviewed personnel who were present during those trips. The investigation turned up no information that indicated the allegation is accurate, according to the statement.
The Democrats killed this nomination by assassination Dr. Jackson’s character through lies. Shocking, yes. Is it deplorable? Yes. But par for the course for the Left who are desperate to stop this president at all cost. The resistance won this round. It’s a tough loss. And you never know—maybe Dr. Jackson was not right for the job based on his experience, something that would have been unveiled at his confirmation hearings. Instead, gossip, false allegations, and innuendo sunk a presidential nominee. The Democrats are starting to play dirtier. The debate now is whether we respond in kind somewhere down the road, or better yet—hope that Trump re-nominates Jackson.
The White House should re-nominate Ronny Jackson— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) April 28, 2018