May 4, 2018

Mike Pence's physician resigns

Mike Pence waving.

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Dr. Jen Peña, physician to Vice President Mike Pence has resigned, reports Politico.

The timing: Her resignation comes on the heels of the departure of Trump's physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, who left his post as the president's doctor earlier this week but remains on the White House medical team.

What they're saying: Politico obtained a statement from Pence's spokeswoman that said, “The Vice President’s office was informed today by the White House Medical Unit of the resignation. Physicians assigned to the Vice President report to the White House Medical Unit and thus any resignation would go entirely through the Medical Unit, not the Vice President’s office."

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