[Ed. – Just another example in the “Why Trump Won” series. There’s no defending Tester. Nor is this something Trump could have averted. It isn’t possible to vet someone against things that aren’t true, and aren’t even there to dig up. Exit prediction: Tester will resign. Don’t know why or when, but he’ll resign.]
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Veteran’s Affairs committee should resign after the President’s pick to lead the Veterans Affairs department withdrew from consideration amid numerous allegations.
On Thursday, Trump’s physician Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration to head the department after allegations that he had been lax with prescription drugs and drank alcohol on the job.
Trump had already singled out Senator Jon Tester, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs committee, who is up for re-election in November in Montana.
“Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson are proving false… Tester should resign,” Trump tweeted on Saturday.