Who is Jane Ely? Ronny Jackson's wife keeps her life private but showed up at rallies to support his Congress run
Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who first joined the White House Medical Unit under President George W Bush, and later served as physician to the President from 2013 to 2018 under Barack Obama and Donald Trump, has come under fire over a recent report that he had got drunk and been under the influence of prescription-strength sleeping medication Ambien while on the job. Jackson denied the allegations saying that the report is being used as "untrue attacks" on his integrity.
As the heat on Ronny Jackson continues, curiosity about his family has spiked. However, while Jackson has been a regular fixture on the news -- most recently in April 2018 when allegations were made against Jackson regarding misconduct and mismanagement during his service in the White House, which led to Jackson withdrawing his nomination as Secretary of Veterans Affiars.
What are the allegations against Ronny Jackson?
The report stem from a year-long IG investigation into Jackson that was obtained by CNN before it was released on March 3. The investigation was launched in 2018 and examined allegations that dated back to Jackson's time serving during the Obama and Trump administrations.
The report looks into inappropriate conduct displayed by Jackson involving the use of alcohol during two incidents and used sleeping medication during an overseas trip which led to a number of people working with him to question whether he was fit enough to provide medical care for the president and other top officials. According to the report, he also failed to treat his subordinates with dignity and respect.
The report noted that throughout his time in both the Obama and Trump administrations, Jackson was known for his explosive temper and creating a hostile work environment. Witnesses also said that Jackson became intoxicated and made inappropriate comments about a female medical subordinate during a presidential trip to Manila from April 22, 2014, to April 29, 2014, when he was working for the Obama administration.
Witnesses said that Jackson dismissed the regulation forbidding him from drinking 24 hours before the president's arrival until two hours after he left as "ridiculous". He openly flouted the rules during a presidential trip to Bariloche, Argentina, in 2016. At least six medical personnel also told investigators that Jackson took Ambien on long flights while on duty for providing medical care for government officials, including the President.
Jackson also allegedly made sexual comments to female subordinates, once pounding on the door of the hotel room of one of his female subordinates' room in an intoxicated state, telling her. "I need you," and "I need you to come to my room." He also made comments about a female medical subordinate's breasts and buttocks during a presidential trip to Asia in April 2014, according to witnesses.
Jackson denied the allegations, saying, "Democrats are using this report to repeat and rehash untrue attacks on my integrity. I'm proud of the work environment I fostered under three different Presidents of both parties; I take my professional responsibility with respect to prescription drug practices seriously; and I flat out reject any allegation that I consumed alcohol while on duty."
Who is Ronny Jackson's wife?
Jackson has been married to Jane Jackson, born Jane Ely Annable, since January 1993. The pair got married in Galveston and now live in Silver Spring, Maryland. Jackson has three children with Jane: Libby, Ben, and Matthew.
Not much is known about Jackson's family as things are kept private. However, Heavy.com reported that Jackson's oldest son was attending the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, as of 2018. The publication also reported that his youngest son wants to be a Naval pilot and that his daughter was earning an MBA as of 2018.
There is less information available about Jackson's wife, Jane. However, photos uploaded to Jackson's Facebook page shows that Jane has been very supportive of her husband and showed up to rallies while Jackson ran for Congress last year, a seat he won successfully.