Trump backs VA pick but publicly floats withdrawal

Posted: April 25, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that White House physician Ronny Jackson should consider withdrawing his nomination as Veterans Affairs secretary, while a Senate panel opened a review into allegations of improper behavior and management lapses.

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