Skip to comments.Jackson: I Didn't Know Blago Had a Brother
Posted on 12/09/2011 4:41:08 PM PST by La Enchiladita
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he didn't know former Gov. Rod Blagojevich had a brother until Blagojevich was indicted, and therefore couldn't have been working with the brother on a backroom deal for Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
"I have said from the beginning that I publicly and transparently sought [the appointment]," Jackson writes in an op-ed piece published in a few Illinois newspapers this week. "I did nothing illegal, unethical or inappropriate."
Still, a Congressional Ethics Committee last week announced it would continue investigating allegations Jackson sent emissaries to offer campaign cash in exchange for the seat, and prior to sentencing Blagojevich to 14 years in prison on Wednesday, Judge James Zagel himself said he believed there was an offer on the table.
...Reporters seeking Jackson's reaction to Blagojevich's sentence and Zagel's charge first had to chase Jackson's SUV as it sped away from them as he arrived at a Thursday evening press event with letter carriers.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcchicago.com ...
Lying racist SOB just like his old man
“Lying racist SOB just like his old man”
Wonder if he ever goes out to California to see his “half sister.” My guess is that she’s a teenager by now.
What a great defense. Sorta like “I couldn’t have robbed the bank ‘cause I didn’t know that branch was even there.”