Dr. Jackson’s expertise as a doctor was widely respected in the Obama and now the Trump administrations. However, this does not at all qualify him to run one of the largest, most complex and troubled cabinet agencies in the federal government.
Dr Jackson lacks the relevant management experience and there is an apparent absence of a normal pre-nomination personnel vetting.
His ability to remain independent from the president while also performing his job has been raised. There are certain among Trump’s cabinet who are pushing to privatize healthcare for our veterans.
Having a Secretary with both experience and independence of thought is critical to this position as the department faces profound challenges. Since 2014, it has dealt with a pattern of negligent treatment at hospitals operated by one of its agencies, the Veterans Health Administration. Outgoing Secretary David Shulkin revealed yesterday that he had fought Trump administration proposals to privatize services provided by the V.A. — a move that could undermine the quality of health care provided to our veterans.
We are calling on Ron Johnson to oppose the nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson for Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from Kenosha.
I'm calling to ask Senator Ron Johnson oppose Ronny Jackson for Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs. Even though Dr. Jackson might be a great physician, he is completely unqualified to run the massive VA system. His confirmation will hurt the millions of veterans who rely on the VA for their healthcare.
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