The White House on Wednesday reiterated its support of embattled White House physician Ronny Jackson, President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jackson stands accused of drinking on the job, dispensing drugs "like candy," and creating a hostile work environment. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at Wednesday's briefing that Jackson has undergone four background checks during his time in government, insisting that he has been thoroughly vetted and that his "incredibly strong background" makes him qualified to lead the second-largest federal agency. Jackson's confirmation hearing has been postponed indefinitely amid the new allegations, which include that Jackson once crashed a government vehicle while intoxicated — an accusation Jackson denies.

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