According to a sheriff’s report, Texas Republican Representative Ronny Jackson, who served as former President Donald Trump’s White House physician, reportedly threatened to attack a police officer and bury a local sheriff in the next election before being detained last month.
The congressman was briefly arrested by police on July 29 when he was at the White Deer Rodeo, which is held in White Deer, Texas, about 40 miles outside Amarillo, on the final weekend of July. Former White House physician for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and current Trump friend stated the event happened when he was “summoned by someone in the crowd to assist a 15-year-old girl who was having a medical emergency nearby.”
Prior to the event, Jackson, who was first elected to Congress in 2020, was reportedly observed drinking, though his office has denied that claim.
The Texas Tribune received the arrest report from Carson County Sheriff Tam Terry on Friday after submitting a freedom of information request.
According to the arrest record, Jackson allegedly screamed obscenities and was quite upset. In response, officers handcuffed Jackson and brought him to the ground.
The Texas Republican allegedly vowed to defeat the sheriff in the subsequent election, according to the story.
Jackson previously came under fire in 2021 when a report by the Department of Defense’s (DOD) inspector general accused him of drinking beer while doing his duties at the White House, using Ambien sleeping pills, and saying improper things about a coworker.