On Wednesday, the freshman congressman from Texas insisted in an announcement that the IG report, which was first reported by CNN, was the end result “of a political hit job as a result of I stood with President Trump.”
“I take my skilled accountability with respect to prescription drug practices severely; and I flat out reject any allegation that I consumed alcohol while on responsibility,” Jackson added. “I additionally categorically deny any implication that I used to be in any means sexually inappropriate at work, exterior of labor, or wherever with any member of my workers or anybody else. That’s not me and what’s alleged didn’t occur.”
The IG’s most scathing findings relate to allegations of unprofessional habits, together with making sexually inappropriate feedback about co-workers, according to the 37-page public report.
Throughout a presidential journey to the Philippines, for instance, “Jackson made sexual and denigrating statements about one in every of his feminine medical subordinates to a different of his subordinates. Particularly, he mentioned that his feminine subordinate had ‘nice t**s’ and ‘a pleasant a**’ and he would ‘prefer to see extra of her tattoos,'” the report alleges.
On the identical journey, the report says he additionally failed his duties because the White House doctor and a Navy officer by getting drunk and performing inappropriately.
“His intoxicated habits in the midst of the evening, pounding on her resort room door, screaming, yelling, and general loud habits in his resort room exhibited lower than exemplary office conduct while on official journey to supply medical take care of the President and different members of the touring get together,” the IG discovered.
The probe concluded that Jackson violated the coverage of the White House Medical Workplace “by consuming a beer while on a presidential journey to Bariloche, Argentina” and that he “took Ambien throughout official journey, elevating issues about his potential incapacity to supply correct medical care throughout this journey.”
However the investigation concluded that different claims about Jackson’s habits couldn’t be corroborated.
“We discovered no proof to assist the allegation that RDML Jackson anticipated rum or different alcohol to be stocked in his lodging room while on official journey, or that workers members feared retribution if they didn’t adjust to the expectation,” it says. It additionally discovered “no proof to assist the allegation that RDML Jackson ‘acquired drunk and wrecked a authorities car.'”
The IG made no particular suggestions, leaving it as much as the secretary of the Navy to “take acceptable motion.” And it’s unclear whether or not his habits while in uniform will result in any punitive actions by the House of Representatives, the place Jackson sits on the Armed Companies Committee.
In his assertion, Jackson claimed his detractors have “resurrected those self same false allegations from my years with the Obama Administration as a result of I’ve refused to show my again on President Trump.”