Senate Pauses Jackson's Confirmation Hearing After Misconduct Claims

Senate Pauses Jackson's Confirmation Hearing After Misconduct Claims

But two unnamed sources reportedly confirmed to CBS News correspondents that committee members were reviewing allegations against Jackson.

The White House and Republican Senator Johnny Isakson, chairman of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the top committee Democrat, to plot strategy.

CNN's Manu Raju noted that both Republicans and Democrats privately mused that the White House "appears to have done a shoddy job vetting Jackson". Richard Blumenthal of CT said to The Post.

The Washington Post reported Monday evening that the Senate panel is delaying a confirmation hearing for Jackson previously scheduled for Wednesday as members look into the new claims.

"There are reasons, as there are with every presidential appointee, for very close scrutiny and vetting", Sen.

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Late on Monday, two days before Jackson was set to testify before the committee, White House and congressional aides said the hearing had been postponed indefinitely. "I can tell you we're vetting out Jackson", Sen. We are working very hard at it. The accusations against Trump's VA pick also include improperly prescribing medicines. "I can't get into specifics, but we're doing our job to make sure he's fit for the job". Robert Wilkie of DOD will serve as Acting Secretary.

And Axios reported yesterday that the White House is "aware of specific concerns about Jackson's professional conduct in the Navy".

But Jackson's selection was met with questions on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers in both parties have called into question whether Jackson has the right experience to run the federal government's second-largest bureaucracy and that little has been known, until recently, about his policy views.

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