Trump Blasts Sen. Tester: Montana 'Won't Put Up With False Accusations' Against VA Pick

Dan Bongino called on Sen. Jon Tester to step down after the Montana Democrat strongly criticized President Trump's pick for the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson.

Jackson, the White House doctor and a Navy Admiral, withdrew his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday amid allegations collected by Tester’s office about his prescription-drug practices and use of alcohol.

“Tester should resign," Bongino said on "Fox & Friends". "The man’s disgraced himself, he’s disgraced the United States Senate and, most importantly and most critically, he’s disgraced an American patriot.”

He agreed with Trump that Tester's "unfounded" allegations have destroyed a good, decent man's reputation.

"This is a joke, and this was a political hit job of the highest order," Bongino said. "I've never seen a better man taken down by a more disgusting group of people in my life."

Tester, the top Democrat on the Republican-controlled Senate Veteran Affairs Committee, is seeking a third Senate term this year in a state Trump won in 2016 with 56 percent of the vote.

Trump on Saturday tweeted that Tester is "very dishonest and sick" and should lose the race.

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