Republican Congressman Ronny Jackson made one move at a local rodeo that landed him in police custody

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Ronny Jackson has had a long and impeccable career.

Before he was a Congressman he served as a distinguished Naval medical officer and as the White House physician.

But Republican Congressman Ronny Jackson made one move at a local rodeo that landed him in police custody.

Congressman Ronny Jackson (R-TX) found out the hard way that doing the right thing isn’t always a safe move in these troubled times.

Not his first rodeo

Congressman Jackson was attending the White Deer Rodeo in White Deer, TX, a small town near Amarillo, TX, when he was called on to help with a medical emergency.

Unfortunately, this led to the Texas Congressman, and long-time physician, being handcuffed and detained by police.

A statement from Jackson’s Congressional office said he was attending the rodeo when he was “summoned by someone in the crowd to assist a 15-year-old girl who was having a medical emergency nearby.”

The statement also noted that Jackson, who served as the White House physician for both former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, was told by a relative that the girl needed help.

He was told his help was needed in addition to the assistance already being provided because “no uniformed EMS providers were on the scene at the time.”

“While assessing the patient in a very loud and chaotic environment, confusion developed with law enforcement on the scene and Dr. Jackson was briefly detained and was actually prevented from further assisting the patient,” Jackson’s office wrote in the statement.

“He was immediately released as soon as law enforcement realized that he, as a medical professional, was tending to the young girl’s medical emergency,” the statement continued.

The statement also pointed out that Jackson was “in the stands during the entire rodeo, in full view of the assembled crowd, and was not drinking.”

Thrown to the ground and arrested

Sheriff Tam Terry released his own statement saying a person was “temporarily detained,” but did not identify that person as Congressman Jackson. 

Sheriff Terry said he is reviewing the incident.

But in a Facebook post, Linda Dianne Shouse gave her eyewitness account of the entire incident.

In the post she refers to Congressman Jackson as an “ER DR,” which he is professionally.

“I have never been more disappointed in our Rescue Team!!!” Shouse wrote. “I got called to render aide to my 15 year old cousin that was unresponsive at the White Deer Rodeo tonight!! She is not from here and was seen at the ER last night as she was told for dehydration and anemia!! I assessed her and she was NOT dehydrated! She was responsive to my voice but not aware of her surroundings. Respirations in the 40s. As I assessed her I noticed she looked as tho it was hypoglycemic episode.”

“My cousin who is a BSN in a trauma hospital, myself and an ER DR were working on her,” she added. “Had her responsive to her whereabouts! ER Dr agreed with me that she was seizing due to possible hypoglycemia. Sheriff’s department put a blood pressure monitor on her below her waist. I rose it to heart level and as she is awake and respirations are slowing down I placed a small piece of gum in a ball UNDER her tongue to give her some sugar. (Better than nothing).”

“Deputys screamed at me and not listening to any thing US medical Professionals had to say, they punched me in my chest and forced me back with a palm to my face as well causing me to fall backwards!!” the post continued. “ER Dr was thrown to the [ground] and ARRESTED!!! I am beside myself!! Prayers for Bailey!!!!!”

Slammed to the floor for an act of kindness

Later, Shouse posted an update in which she thanked the Congressman and “ER DR.”

“Debbie Bonds, Jamie Ots Turney, and myself would like to personally Thank Dr Ronny Jackson for his act of kindness and assistance in taking care of our 15 year old at the White Deer Rodeo!” Shouse wrote. “Us Healthcare Professionals worked very well together communicating during this medical crisis that occured! Again thank you so very much for being where you were needed with your Healthcare Professionalism!”

Shouse also told CNN that at one point during the incident, an officer was in Jackson’s face, screaming for him to “Get the f*** back.”

“He was trying to tell them that he was a Doctor and probably trying to tell him who he was, to be honest,” Shouse said. “And they were screaming that they did not effing care who he was.”

“And the next thing I knew, they had him on the ground, grabbed him by the shirt, threw him on the ground, face first into the concrete and had him in cuffs,” she added.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.