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Ronny Jackson Veterans Affairs confirmation hearing postponed

Ronny Jackson speaks behind a podium in the White House briefing room
White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson. Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has postponed the confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, President Trump's nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, amid allegations of improper conduct and growing concerns about the physician's ability to lead the agency, committee chairman Johnny Isakson and ranking Democrat Jon Tester announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: Although the White House says it stands by Jackson, the delay only adds to their fears that he'll get denied.