Senate Committee Delays Trump VA Pick’s Confirmation Hearing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee says it has delayed Wednesday’s confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Spokeswoman Amanda Maddox cites growing questions from lawmakers over Jackson’s qualifications.

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee was scheduled to hold Jackson’s hearing on Wednesday.

Trump selected Jackson to head the VA last month after firing former Obama administration official David Shulkin following an ethics scandal and mounting rebellion within the agency. But Jackson has since faced numerous questions from Republican and Democratic lawmakers about whether he has the experience to manage the massive department of 360,000 employees serving 9 million veterans.