Congressman Ronny Jackson (R-TX), former White House physician and Chief Medical Advisor in the Trump Administration, has announced his endorsement of retired Navy SEAL Morgan Luttrell for Texas’ 8th Congressional District. Luttrell also served in the Trump Administration as an advisor to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
“Following his distinguished career in the Navy, Morgan went the extra mile to help fellow veterans recover from the wounds of war including physical and psychological injuries,” Jackson said. “He’s a good man who loves America. Secretary Rick Perry took notice of this and tapped Morgan to serve as his special advisor during the Trump administration- and Morgan isn’t done yet. Morgan has centered his entire professional life around service: service to his family, service to his community, and service to our great state and this nation. Next he’ll take that commitment to service to the halls of Congress where I know he’ll fight tirelessly to protect our Texas values. He’s unquestionably pro-life, strong on protecting our Second Amendment rights, and he is adamant about securing our southern border. That’s why today I’m proud to announce my full support and personal endorsement of Morgan Luttrell in Texas’ 8th Congressional District.”
“Congressman Jackson is a proven Freedom Fighter and I look forward to joining him in the fight for our Nation’s future in Washington,” responded Luttrell.
During the Iraq War, Jackson lead Resuscitative Medicine efforts on the battlefield for a combat Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon. He has served under three presidents, first joining the White House Medical Unit under President George W. Bush in 2006. Jackson was the Physician to the President under both Obama and Trump.
Trump nominated Jackson in 2018 to be the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, however, Jackson removed himself from consideration following a highly controversial and politicized confirmation battle. Trump then appointed Jackson to be Chief Medical Advisor.
After retiring from the Navy in 2019, Jackson returned to his native Texas and ran for the open congressional seat being vacated by Mac Thornberry. He is currently serving his first term in Congress, representing Texas’ 13th District in the Texas panhandle. Jackson is a member of the House Freedom Caucus.
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