Dem Leaders Blame White House For Ronny Jackson Withdrawal

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 02: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conduct a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center to voice opposition to the Republicans' tax reform plan on November 2, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders are placing the blame on the Trump administration for Ronny Jackson’s withdrawal as nominee for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York says “the real blame here falls on the administration for once again being sloppy and carless in the vetting process.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California says Jackson’s nomination was “just another example of the culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence of the Trump administration.”

The two leaders are trying to make the case that Jackson wasn’t qualified to run the government’s second-largest agency.

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