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WATCH: White House stands by Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson

The White House is defending Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson, insisting the longtime White House doctor has been more thoroughly vetted than most nominees.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that, “Dr. Jackson’s record as a White House physician has been impeccable.”

And she says he’s received more vetting than most nominees due to his close proximity to the last three presidents.

Still, Sanders says the White House is, “continuing to look at the situation.”

Jackson is fighting to salvage his imperiled nomination amid accusations that include repeated drunkenness and creating a “toxic” work environment at the White House.

President Donald Trump has suggested publicly that Jackson may want to withdraw, citing what Trump calls unfair scrutiny.

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