Ronny Jackson, a former chief White House physician and current Congressman, called police obscenities and threatened to report them to the governor after being taken to the ground when he approached a teen who was having seizures, Roll Call reports. It happened outside a rodeo in White Deer, Tex. Body camera footage showed several officers bringing Jackson to the ground and putting him in handcuffs before helping him to his feet after the teen was taken away on a stretcher. At one point, Jackson can be heard arguing with a state trooper while jabbing his finger in the air. The trooper said Jackson was repeatedly told to step away so emergency medical crews could treat the teen. “The doctor raised his voice…and would not listen to my command,’’ said Trooper Cade Young.
Jackson told police he is an emergency room physician and was just trying to help in a crisis. “I’m going to call the governor tomorrow and I’m going to talk to him about this [expletive], because this is [expletive] ridiculous,” Jackson could be heard shouting in the video. Young said, "I gave him an apology, however, I explained to him that when EMS is on scene and multiple individuals are telling you to get back, then move." Jackson, who is serving his second term, was chief White House physician in 2018, when then-President Trump nominated him to be Veterans Affairs secretary. Jackson withdrew his name from consideration amid allegations that he abused alcohol and mishandled prescription drugs.