CNN’s Erin Burnett Rips WH Deputy Press Secretary Over Ronny Jackson Allegations: ‘Did You Do Any Vetting At All’
Donald Trump’s Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Ronny Jackson has been accused lately of multiple misconducts, including drunk driving, handing out opioids to colleagues, and going to work drunk. On Wednesday, CNN’s Erin Burnett called out White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah for failing to answer questions about Jackson.
“We are pushing ahead with this nomination,” Shah claimed. “So you know, these are accusations, we are looking into them.”
“Did you do any vetting at all, beyond saying he passed background checks from the FBI?” Burnett asked.
Shah just continued with the same talking points, dismissing Burnett’s question.
Burnett then noted a personal observation while introducing a clip from Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).
“You know, it just sort of makes me think when allegations against Matt Lauer came out, or Charlie Rose, I had worked with them and hadn’t experienced it, but everything that was said against them, that came out to be true, it happened,” Burnett explained. “I didn’t know about it, but it still happened.”
“Isn’t it possible that the guys who were, that he was treating, don’t know these things happened but yes, they indeed happened?” she asked.
“Well, with all due respect, Erin, I guess anything is possible,” Shah replied.
“I’m just simply making the point that the President of the United States, whoever that is, wouldn’t have been aware of this behavior at a Secret Service party, wrecking a car, handing out drugs to someone he shouldn’t,” Wallace said.
Take a look at the video clip below: