Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson has felt the full force of the leftist war machine in attempting to undermine his career, his credibility, and his future prospects. Were the allegations about him with merit? Or was he just the latest target in a campaign of lies and obstructionism by a left-leaning political elite with media lapdogs at their beck and call?
Jackson was poised to take over as head of the V.A. until news broke that, he has apparently been drunk in charge of a government vehicle, had a loose attitude to dispensing prescription drugs, and had to be “dealt with” by Secret Service agents whilst being out of control drunk. Fairly damning stuff. But what if it’s not true?
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont) apparently had conversations with 23 individuals (he claims many of whom are still in uniform) and built a report that casts serious doubts on Jackson’s ability to not only lead the V.A. but also leaves him open to potential criminal charges.
Dutifully helped along by a complicit media, Dr. Jackson’s career is in ruins, his hopes of running the V.A. are as ashes, and he will likely never hold another high-level position again.
What is curious is that none of these allegations came out during his time serving as physician to former President Barack Obama. Surely as he moved on from one president to another, a single voice would have pointed out that there may be an issue?
Dr. Jackson withdrew his nomination on the 26th of April as the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs began its investigation. He said that the allegations against him were “completely false and fabricated.”
The Secret Service Response
Naturally, this was a blow to President Trump. The White House, presumably conducting its own investigation (after all, who wants a “Candyman” in their midst?) has spoken with the Secret Service and informed the president that there is no evidence for the claims. Trump, of course, shared this information via Twitter:
“Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson are proving false. The Secret Service is unable to confirm (in fact they deny) any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family. Tester should resign.
The great people of Montana will not stand for this kind of slander when talking of a great human being. Admiral Jackson is the kind of man that those in Montana would most respect and admire, and now, for no reason whatsoever, his reputation has been shattered. Not fair, Tester!”
In fact, information released so far shows that Jackson was involved in three vehicle incidents, none of which involved alcohol and none of which were his fault. The Service claims that they never had to “intervene” with the doctor, either.
Weapons of War
Could it be possible that the allegations were made and fabricated with one purpose in mind? Does this seem like something elected politicians would engage in?
Remember Roy Moore? The Alabama judge who at one point appeared set to take over Jeff Sessions’ old seat, had his career trashed, his reputation sullied and was publicly shamed over allegations of sexual misconduct. What has happened since? Surely the “evidence” of a yearbook signature (that despite repeated demands to have it independently verified, remains locked away, presumably in Gloria Allred’s vault), and the guided testimony for whatever TV channel happens to be passing should have resulted in some serious charges.
But no. After Doug Jones won the seat, the world seemed to quickly move on from the judge with hardly a word spoken about the “horrific crimes” he allegedly committed.
Could this be because the allegations served their purpose and there was no longer value in keeping the flames alive?
The left is engaged in a smear campaign against anyone and everyone that they deem a threat to their power base. Whether that is the President himself, judicial appointments, or almost any government position, if it is not one of their own, it is a threat and must be eliminated. It is their weapon of choice. They have weaponized the media and the court system for their own purpose and don’t seem to care that both of these institutions will be ultimately destroyed by their misuse. This is an ideological conflict in which no prisoners will be taken.