Trump pick for VA post pledges to push back on privatization

Ronny Jackson
Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is the White House physician and President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Veterans Administration. (U.S. Navy)

In an apparent bid to win bipartisan support from Congress, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged to push back against privatization of the military's healthcare system. 

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., who is the White House physician, made the assurances to Democratic senators during his visit to the Hill this week, the Washington Post reported. He held meetings with multiple senators this week in advance of his April 25 confirmation hearing, The Hill also reported

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