Hirono Statement on Ronny Jackson
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement after Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA):
“Ronny Jackson made the right decision to withdraw.
“Our veterans deserve a fully-vetted VA Secretary with the experience to lead the government’s second largest agency and who won’t be a rubber stamp for the right-wing effort to privatize the VA.
“Moving forward, the President should consult with the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and send us a fully-vetted, consensus nominee that can receive the unanimous support of the Senate.”
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