Radio host and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino defended Dr. Ronny Jackson on “Fox & Friends” Monday and vouched for him based on personal experience.
“This was a man I knew personally, Bongino said. “This was a man who saved my butt when I was sick overseas many times when I was in the Secret Service.”
Jackson worked as the White House doctor before being nominated to serve as Veterans Affairs secretary for the Trump administration. After heavy media criticism, Jackson withdrew his name from consideration and will not return to his old post as President Donald Trump’s personal physician.
Bongino thinks the allegations against Jackson of drinking on the job and over-prescribing medication sound out of character and said he would have been notified of any erratic behavior.
“I was the law enforcement guy on the ground. When there was some kind of problem on a visit with the doctor or someone in the military or anyone else, me as a Secret Service lead advance — I would have been notified,” Bongino concluded. “I never saw any of this. This is a joke and this was a political hit job of the highest order.”
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