Senate delays hearing for VA nominee amid misconduct allegations

The Senate will delay the confirmation hearing for secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson amid reported allegations of misconduct.

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs committee, asked to have the hearing postponed due to multiple claims of a “hostile work environment,” according to CBS News.

The allegations also include “excessive drinking on the job,” and “improperly dispensing meds.”

Tester’s office first heard the allegations over the weekend.

As a result, Senate lawmakers have postponed the confirmation hearing, The Washington Post reported.

The development comes just two days before Jackson was expected to testify before the committee.

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