VA Secretary Nominee Earns Trump’s Support

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway told media sources that VA Secretary nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson “has made clear that he wants to fight” and that President Trump is “sticking by” him.

Conway stated, “I talked to Dr. Jackson this afternoon. I spoke with the president, and Dr. Jackson has made clear that he wants to fight. We cannot allow anyone to be criticized and vetted and concluded upon in the press, or just through allegations. That’s what hearings are for. And if Dr. Jackson is willing to go and raise his right hand and answer questions, then that — then the whole world can see that, and that’s called a confirmation hearing.”

She later stated, “The president today said that he understands if Dr. Jackson wants to stand down, but that he, the president, is sticking by him.”