Trump VA pick Jackson withdraws from consideration after drinking and personal conduct accusations
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, meets with Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump's pick to head up the Veterans Administration has withdrawn his name for consideration after he was deluged with accusations of drinking, abusive conduct towards subordinates and over-prescribing medications, reports CNN.


According to sources  -- and a detailed list of accusations released by Democrats -- Jackson provided such “a large supply” of Percocet to a White House Military Office staff member that it threw his own medical staff “into a panic” when he couldn't account for the drug, and reportedly "wrecked a government vehicle” while driving drunk after a Secret Service going away party.

Jackson had been scheduled to testify before the Senate panel on Wednesday, but that the session was postponed after allegations were levied against Jackson early in the week.

The White House had been buffeted with accusations that Jackson had not been properly vetted before Trump proposed his personal doctor to take over the embattled agency.