The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, of which Tester is the ranking Democrat, was probing allegations that White House physician Ronny Jackson had created “ a hostile work environment , ” which included the improper dispensation of medications and “ excessive drinking on the job. ”
Trump called on Tester to resign on Saturday morning after the Secret Service said it had no record of an alleged drunken incident that helped to sink Jackson’ s nomination to become Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
On Tuesday, the committee postponed Jackson’ s confirmation hearings. Jackson withdrew his nomination on Thursday, citing how the “ false allegations have become a distraction for this president” among his reasons.
Trump similarly rebuked Tester on Thursday, saying he thought it would “ cause him a lot of problems in his state. ” Tester is yet to respond to Trump’ s Twitter rant.