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Isakson On The Search For A VA Secretary, North Korea, And McCain Comment Controversy

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia), during a conversation with "Morning Edition" host Denis O'Hayer at the Georgia State Capitol on May 14, 2018.
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia), during a conversation with "Morning Edition" host Denis O'Hayer at the Georgia State Capitol on May 14, 2018.
Credit Denis O'Hayer / WABE

President Trump continues to search for new Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  Last month, his first nominee, Admiral Ronny Jackson, withdrew amid allegations of improper conduct–allegations he has called “baseless.”

The process the President used to nominate Admiral Jackson, also came under fire. On Monday, “Morning Edition” host Denis O’Hayer talked about all this with Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, who chairs the Veterans Affairs Committee.

The conversation, which also covered the possible nuclear summit with North Korea and the controversy surrounding a White House staffer’s derogatory remarks about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), took place during Isakon’s visit to the Georgia State Capitol.