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  • Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) spoke out on news of the omicron variant Saturday.
  • “They NEED a reason to push unsolicited nationwide mail-in ballots. Democrats will do anything to CHEAT during an election - but we’re not going to let them!” he said.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new coronavirus variant, dubbed omicron, a “variant of concern” on Friday.

A Republican lawmaker who previously served as White House doctor under former presidents Trump and Obama claims Democrats will use the new coronavirus variant of concern to cheat in the midterm elections. 

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The World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new coronavirus variant, dubbed omicron, a “variant of concern” on Friday due to preliminary evidence suggesting it carries an increased risk of reinfection compared to other variants. WHO officials said the new variant poses a “very high” risk across the globe, but noted that there is still much to learn about the strain. 

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) spoke out on news of the variant of concern Saturday, saying the strain would serve as a pretext for absentee voting, which Democrats would use to somehow cheat in the 2022 midterm elections. 

“Here comes the MEV - the Midterm Election Variant!” Jackson tweeted Saturday

“They NEED a reason to push unsolicited nationwide mail-in ballots. Democrats will do anything to CHEAT during an election - but we’re not going to let them!” he added. 


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Jackson’s office did not immediately respond to Changing America’s request for comment. 

Jackson was appointed as a White House physician during the George W. Bush administration and shot to national prominence in 2018 when he gave former president Trump a glowing medical evaluation. 

A March report from the Pentagon’s inspector general found that Jackson carried out “inappropriate conduct” during his time as White House doctor. The report said Jackson disparaged, belittled, bullied and humiliated subordinates, creating a toxic work environment. It also found that he used alcohol while on duty. 

Jackson has explicitly denied the report’s findings.


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Published on Nov 29, 2021