Montana’s senior senator says politics played no role in the heightened investigation into President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Jon Tester is the top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.
"When we started this investigation into Admiral Jackson last week," says Tester, "we got some calls that were very concerning about him as a person."
Those allegations against Dr. Ronny Jackson include over-prescription of drugs, creation of a hostile work environment and drinking on the job. Tester says what started as a standard vetting of Jackson’s qualifications rapidly escalated into an ‘all hands-on deck’ operation in the wake of those accusations.