However, some acknowledged Trump's insistence that Jackson replace Shulkin led to a less thorough vet of Jackson's political suitability for the job - a potential explanation for the familiar mess the White House found itself in on Tuesday evening.
This is why Jackson's laissez-faire attitude to meds might be just what the doctor ordered: If we're going to get former service members hooked on powerful drugs, shouldn't a major corporation headquartered in the good ol' U.S., paying taxes and employing our hard-working citizens, reap the profits?
Jackson told reporters his shock nomination for the cabinet position was "still moving ahead as planned" - despite being accused of improperly handing out drugs and being drunk at work. Most of the coworkers making the allegations were still active-duty military, they said.
But Sanders said the White House was looking at the new allegations.
The summary also claims that missing Percocet pain tablets once threw the White House Military Office "into a panic".
Marc Short, the White House's legislative affairs director, told reporters that the White House would be requesting a confirmation hearing. White House officials have framed the allegations as the result of bad will of a disgruntled former colleague of Jackson's.
A former colleague who spoke to The Related Press described Jackson as a gregarious, Sort A charmer who knew learn how to place himself for achievement - attentive to bosses but additionally inflicting pointless grief and consternation amongst colleagues.
"For us to hound somebody out just because somebody can make an accusation strikes me as unfair", said Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the chamber.
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A Senate committee has revealed separate allegations of improper prescribing of drugs and the use of alcohol.
Jackson became a White House physician in 2006 under former President George W. Bush and was appointed physician to the president under former President Barack Obama.
The five practice hearings included questions about the allegations so Jackson could rehearse ways to address them during his upcoming confirmation hearing, the White House aide said.
Asked if Jackson's nomination was viable, the committee chairman, Sen.
As for Jackson's denial that he crashed a vehicle, Tester said, "if he were to admit to that, he'd be done as secretary of the VA".
The report stated that the "vast majority" of those interviewed said Kuhlman had "irrevocably damaged his ability to effectively lead". Trump was also astonished that few have publicly come to Jackson's defense leading the President to believe Jackson's fate is more perilous than it seemed.
Jackson was named physician to the president in 2013, after Kuhlman left the unit.