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Ranking Member Walz Calls On Adm. Ronny Jackson To Remove Himself From Consideration

Apr 25, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement:

“In light of the serious allegations brought to the attention of the U.S. Senate against Adm. Ronny Jackson by more than 20 of his military colleagues, I am urging Adm. Jackson to remove himself as the nominee to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs,” said Rep. Walz.

“Not only does Adm. Jackson lack the management experience necessary to successfully lead the 360,000-person, nearly $200 billion federal agency, it is apparent there are also serious questions about his character and job performance.” 

“For the good of our nation’s veterans, I urge Adm. Ronny Jackson to immediately remove himself from consideration and for President Trump to work closely with our nation’s well respected veterans service organizations to identify a qualified candidate to lead the department and who will stand up to efforts to privatize VA.”