No wonder Dr. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) was willing to turn Donald Trump into a svelte leader who grew an inch when he was well into his 70s. It appears that the not-so-good doctor was a raging terror behind closed doors.
Trump wanted his former physician to become the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. That meant a U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General investigated him. He was denied the post based upon a watchdog report.
The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs requested the Report of Investigation into Rear Admiral (Lower Half) (RDML) Ronny Lynn Jackson, M.D., to serve as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on April 16, 2018. That report showed the Inspector General (IG) “interviewed 23 current and former colleagues of RDML Jackson, who “raised serious concerns about [RDML], according to CNN:”
‘Jackson’s temperament and ethics and cast doubt on his ability to lead the second-largest agency in government.’
Ranking Member of that Committee, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) released a brief two-page summary of the report on April 25, 2018. There were concerns that fell into three categories:
- ‘Prescribing Practices
- Hostile Work Environment, and
The Senate Armed Services Committee requested that the Department of Defense (D-D) Office of Inspector General (OIG):
‘[I]nvestigate the allegations against RDML Jackson on April 26, 2018. The DoD Hotline received 12 complaints from April 26, 2018, through June 7, 2018. Complaints and additional allegations were raised.’
As a result, the IG found the physician:
‘Jackson disparaged, belittled, bullied, and humiliated subordinates, creating a toxic work environment It also finds that Jackson used alcohol and Ambien while on duty.’
Several pages of the report are shown below. To read the entire report, click on this Department of Defense link.
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