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Video of Rep. Ronny Jackson’s Rodeo Incident Released by Police: ‘I’m Going to Call the Governor’

DALLAS — Police video launched Monday exhibits U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas being taken to the bottom by officers, profanely berating them and threatening to report them to the governor throughout an altercation at a rodeo final month.

In physique digicam video, the previous White Home doctor will be seen approaching a bunch of individuals surrounding a 15-year-old woman who authorities have stated was having seizures. The 2-term Republican congressman later has what appears like an argument with one of many individuals attending to {the teenager} earlier than she is placed on a stretcher.

Shortly afterward, Jackson is wrestled to the bottom by at the least two officers. The 31-minute video, which has sound in just some parts, exhibits officers turning Jackson facedown and placing him in handcuffs earlier than serving to him to his toes.

“I’m going to name the governor tomorrow and I’m going to speak to him about this (expletive), as a result of that is (expletive) ridiculous,” Jackson can later be heard telling a state trooper, his voice raised.

Jackson and a spokesperson for his workplace didn’t reply to calls and an e mail in search of remark Monday.

State police launched the video footage after Jackson defended his actions on social media final week. He posted that native authorities close to Amarillo prevented him “from giving medical care in a probably life-threatening scenario on account of overly aggressive and incompetent actions” by officers on the scene.

Shortly after the encounter, Carson County Sheriff Tam Terry talked with Jackson by telephone. In accordance with the sheriff’s written report, Jackson repeatedly informed Terry that there wanted to be penalties for the deputies who had handcuffed him. After Terry responded that he didn’t must be threatened, Jackson stated that “he would pull hell and excessive water and are available and ‘bury me within the subsequent election,’” the sheriff wrote.

Jackson was elected in 2020 after gaining notoriety for his over-the-top pronouncements about then-President Donald Trump’s well being whereas serving as a prime White Home doctor. A 12 months later, the Division of Protection inspector normal launched a scathing report about Jackson’s conduct whereas on the job on the White Home.

The report concluded that Jackson made “sexual and denigrating” feedback a few feminine subordinate, violated the coverage on consuming alcohol on a presidential journey and took prescription-strength sleeping remedy that prompted worries from his colleagues about his skill to supply correct medical care.

Jackson denied the allegations and stated on the time that the report was a “political hit job.”

• Weber reported from Austin, Texas.

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