President Trump has his former doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, named for a second star, due to an ongoing Pentagon investigation against him, derailing his nomination as Veterans Affairs Secretary.
The White House sent Jackson the name of the Senate on January 15 for promotion, according to reports. Jackson faces a series of allegations that came after Trump nominated him to head the VA, including drinking in the workplace, creating a hostile work environment, and prescribing medication.
Colleagues and former colleagues told Democrats that there were several cases of drunkenness, including one in which he allegedly got drunk at a secret service farewell party and destroyed a government car. Jackson said he had "no idea" where the claim came from that he had destroyed a car.
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He has denied the allegations against him but withdrew his nomination for the VA secretary in April.
Task & Purpose first reported re-submission of Jackson's nomination on Friday.
Marine spokeswoman Lt. Christina Sears said Jackson is still assigned to the White House. A White House official told The Washington Post that Jackson is no longer Trump's chief physician.
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The new nomination.
"We are not commenting on upcoming nominations, ongoing investigations, or in this case on either," said Chip Unruh, a spokesman for Sen. Jack Reed, DR.I., the high-ranking Democrat on the committee
Trump stood by Jackson and called him "one of the best men I've ever met." He noted that he had received good ratings from former President Barack Obama.
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"An impressive leader who continues to perform at the level of flag officers," Obama said in October 2014. "Ronny has my confidence and Grant the gratitude of my family for their diligence and knowledge Promote the flag immediately. "
Obama promoted Jackson to the President's Physician in 2013.
The Fox News reporter Adam Shaw added to this report.