Vice president's physician resigns

Vice President Pence's doctor resigned Friday amid the controversy over President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pitches Goya Foods products on Twitter Sessions defends recusal: 'I leave elected office with my integrity intact' Former White House physician Ronny Jackson wins Texas runoff MORE's failed nomination of Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to serve as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Jennifer Peña was a physician in the White House Medical Unit, which Jackson led prior to his nomination. Multiple news reports said she was one of the people who accused Jackson of workplace misconduct, allegations that eventually sunk his nomination. 

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“The Vice President’s office was informed today by the White House Medical Unit of the resignation. Physicians assigned to the Vice President report to the White House Medical Unit and thus any resignation would go entirely through the Medical Unit, not the Vice President’s office," Pence press secretary Alyssa Farah said in a statement. 

Peña had expressed concerns about Jackson last fall, according to CNN, saying in a series of memos that Jackson may have violated federal privacy protections of second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook- Schools weigh reopening options Pence and his wife voted by mail in Indiana GOP primary using old address The Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate unveils police reform bill as House works on its own bill MORE by sharing details about a medical incident.

On April 26, Jackson withdrew his name from consideration to succeed David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinVA inspector general says former top official steered M contract to friend Schumer demands answers in use of unproven coronavirus drug on veterans Former Trump VA secretary says staffer found plans to replace him in department copier MORE after Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterInternal poll shows tight battle in Montana House race Bipartisan Senate group offers bill to strengthen watchdog law after Trump firings Senate confirms Trump's watchdog for coronavirus funds MORE (D-Mont.), ranking member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, released a report detailing allegations made by 23 current and former colleagues.

The allegations included multiple instances where Jackson improperly dispensed medications, created a hostile work environment and was drunk while on duty.

Jackson denied the allegations, and President Trump has responded by attacking Tester for releasing the report.

Jackson will also no longer be the president's physician, a position he also held for former President Obama, but he will still remain a member of the White House Medical Unit.