Trump’s VA Pick Crashed Car While Drunk And Gave ‘Large Supply’ Of Opioids To Military Staff: Report
Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. On Wednesday it was reported that Jackson once provided a “large supply” of the opioid painkiller Percocet to a White House military staff member.
The news was revealed after White House medical staff was “thrown into a panic” after noticing a large supply of the drug missing.
According to USA Today, one White House nurse said Jackson “also wrote himself prescriptions, and when caught, he directed his assistant to write them for him instead.”
Jackson’s reckless actions did not stop there. The White House doctor was also caught for drinking on the job, which once led him to crash a government-issued car at a Secret Service going away party.
Despite multiple sources alleging Jackson of misconduct, the White House has stood by their doctor.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders claimed that they were looking into the allegations but ultimately said that Jackson’s record as a White House doctor is “impeccable.”
“He’s a very highly qualified, highly respected person in the military and in the medical community, and that’s something that we strongly feel that veterans need in the VA,” she said.