Seems like my first impression was correct:
Robertson joked he would die in a suicide-by-cop situation, a neighbor said, but he “never thought it would actually happen,” he told the Tribune. https://t.co/FsqsT6w1iA
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 11, 2023
Sleep it off, Ronny:
Merrick Garland needs to be IMPEACHED! Once again he’s perverting our justice system to protect this CORRUPT regime. Garland has to GO!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) August 11, 2023
Scoop by @toddgillman:
Texas Congressman @RonnyJacksonTX threatened to beat a state trooper and “bury” a West Texas sheriff in the next election after deputies pushed him to the ground and handcuffed him at a rodeo last month, per the incident report.https://t.co/s5FCM5vw74
— Aarón Torres (@AaronTorres_) August 11, 2023
U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson threatened to beat up a state trooper and take down the Carson County sheriff in the next election after deputies detained him at a rodeo outside of Amarillo in July, according to a sheriff’s incident report released Friday. https://t.co/QK1c8nXgZT
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) August 12, 2023
U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Amarillo, threatened to beat up a state trooper and take down the Carson County sheriff in the next election after deputies detained the congressmen at a rodeo outside of Amarillo in July, according to a sheriff’s incident report released Friday night.
The report said that Jackson screamed profanities at deputies who were trying to clear the area for emergency medical workers to attend to a teenager who was having a seizure. Deputies asked the former White House physician to step back four times before they put Jackson in handcuffs, according to their reports.
After the congressman was released, he demanded Carson County Sheriff Tam Terry call him and investigate the incident. During that call, Terry, a Republican, said that Jackson warned him that he would “bury me in the next election.”
The events described in the report starkly contrasted with the congressman’s public statement just days after the July 29 incident. A spokesperson for Jackson said at the time that he was detained amid a “very loud and chaotic environment” and was released as soon as law enforcement realized he was trying to help. Notably the statement said Jackson was sitting “in the stands during the entire rodeo, in full view of the assembled crowd, and was not drinking.”
But according to an account from Chief Deputy JC Blackburn, the GOP congressman was seen drinking backstage of the rodeo event. A Jackson aide disputed that in a statement Friday…
The sheriff’s report, released to The Texas Tribune in response to a public information request, includes several accounts from deputies detailing what happened at the White Deer rodeo. After a teenager collapsed at the event, onlookers began to gather around her and EMS asked Department of Public Safety Trooper Young to clear the crowd, which included Jackson who said he was helping assist the patient. The report did not include the first name of many law enforcement officials present at the scene.
Young ordered Jackson to step back and moved him back. According to Deputy Alexander, Jackson pointed to Young and said, “I’m going to beat that mother fuckers’ ass!” …
Due to Jackson’s extremely agitated state, in which he continued to yell profanities, deputies brought him to the ground and placed the congressman in handcuffs, according to the report. Officers then escorted Jackson out of the rodeo grounds and removed the handcuffs, while he continued to scream profanities at Trooper Young. After the congressman was released, his wife, Jane Jackson, approached the deputies and demanded their information before their group got into a Black SUV and left the scene…
Law enforcement officials have not yet released footage of the incident, but Terry’s report said that he has reviewed tapes and agreed that the deputies actions were justified.
Jackson was first elected in 2020 to represent the 13th Congressional District, a deeply conservative district in the Panhandle. He is one of Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress and a vocal booster of his 2024 comeback campaign.
He served as White House physician for both Barack Obama and Donald Trump before becoming a congressman. In 2018, he was nominated by Trump to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. But Jackson withdrew from consideration amid allegations of professional misconduct, including drinking on the job and overprescribing medication…
Yes, this will probably make him *more* popular with his voters. I’m just glad President Obama never needed his services for anything more serious than a head cold.
Another misunderstood genius goes one step too far:
BREAKING: Sam Bankman-Fried’s bail revoked after witness tampering allegationshttps://t.co/MA6X6tp0Io
— Semafor (@semafor) August 11, 2023
Turns out peddling your ex-girlfriend’s diary to the gutter press, because the beyotch turned on you, is classified as ‘witness tampering’ by a justice system that doesn’t understand Effective Altruism. SAD!
A judge ordered Bankman-Fried, founder of the now-defunct FTX, to be jailed until his upcoming criminal trial.https://t.co/MA6X6tp0Io
— Semafor (@semafor) August 11, 2023
hey, just curious if the tech press has engaged in any interospection whatsoever regarding their multi-year role in hyping a bunch of pyramid schemes operated by the shittiest human beings imaginablehttps://t.co/gTxm8EjJAj
— Karl Bode (@KarlBode) August 11, 2023
The Very Online Right Wing can’t decide whether this is a bad thing — because Deep State attempting to muzzle innocent billionaire who probably cracked Hunter Biden’s laptop — or a good thing —
sending a Demoncrat (((donor))) to be murdered in his jail cell. I’m sure they’ll have the talking points straightened out in time for the Sunday talk shows, of course.