WATCH: Dr. Ronny Jackson Gets Awkward as Reporters Ask About Allegations He Overprescribed Meds
President Donald Trump‘s doctor and Veteran’s Affairs secretary nominee, Ronny Jackson, dodged questions about a litany of alleged scandals that delayed his confirmation hearing, which was set for Wednesday.
Asked Tuesday about claims he’s created a hostile work environment, used alcohol on the job, and over-prescribed medications, Jackson simply told MSNBC’s Garret Haake that he’s eager to clear the air when he gets the chance.
“I’ll just say that I was looking forward to the hearing tomorrow,” he said. “Kind of disappointed that it’s been postponed, but I’m looking forward to getting it rescheduled and answering everybody’s questions.”
Asked whether he could completely deny the allegations raised against him, Jackson only smiled and repeated himself.
“I’m saying I’m looking forward to the hearing so we can sit down and I can explain everything to everyone and answer all the senator’s questions.”
Jackson said there was no inspector general report on the claims. He has served as the White House doctor under three administrations, having been selected for the position in 2006. Jackson’s nomination for VA secretary has received criticism amid arguments he lacks sufficient experience for the role.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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