Shulkin responds to Trump termination with NYT op-ed: ‘I was falsely accused’

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Who is Rear Admiral Ronny L. Jackson?

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After weeks of rumors and speculation, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is out.

President Donald Trump is nominating his personal physician Ronny L. Jackson to replace Shulkin, according to a tweet the president posted Wednesday afternoon. Shulkin later responded to his termination in an opinion piece in The New York Times.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testifies on the FY2019 and FY2020 budgets for veterans programs before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Washington. 

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testifies on the FY2019 and FY2020 budgets for veterans programs before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Washington. 

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testifies on the FY2019 and FY2020 budgets for veterans programs before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Washington. 

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