Skip to comments.Rep. Jackson's condition 'more serious' than thought, getting in-patient treatment
Posted on 07/05/2012 9:38:36 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Rep. Jackson's condition 'more serious' than thought, getting in-patient treatment By Daniel Strauss - 07/05/12 11:56 AM ET
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who took a leave of absence from Congress, is suffering from a medical condition more serious than "initially believed," according to a statement from his office.
The nine-term lawmaker is receiving "in-patient" treatment for "certain physical and emotional ailments," the statement noted. It did not provide additional details about his illness or how long he would be absent from Capital Hill.
"Congressman Jackson's medical condition is more serious than we thought and initially believed," Jackson spokesman Frank Watkins said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "Recently, we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time."
The Illinois congressman had been on medical leave since June 10 because of exhaustion. He is receiving treatment at a medical facility, according to Watkins.
"At present, he is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient medical facility," the statement continues. "According to the preliminary diagnosis from his doctors, Congressman Jackson will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter. We ask that you keep Congressman Jackson and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult period."
Jackson is favored for reelection after fending off a tough primary challenge from former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.) earlier this year.
Since his medical leave, Jackson's office had remained fairly quiet about his location and health.
The illness is political - designed to keep him out of jail as opposed to his buddy the last governor of Ill.
Translation: The FBI is closing in.
Cocaine, black tar, Percosets, Oxycontin, Crack, Horse, name your poison........
FBI is under the dept of Just US?
They probably will find that Jr. has got nothin' to do with nothin'.
So if Valerie Jarrett does get his seat, does that mean Blago will be let out of jail?
Diagnosis: Familial Septic Racism Toxicity.
“Hope its nothing trivial”
I find it strange they had no trouble finding Zimmerman, or any Rebulican wherever their hiding. Selective finding I guess.
Jackson was in line to buy Obama’s freshly vacated seat in 2008. The only reason Blagojevich did take the bribe was because the sting officers offered more $$$. I think that’s it.
If it’s “health related,” word of what it is will leak out soon enough. This kind of story is golden to National Enquirer.
Only a dirty politician would take a leave of absence during a 2 year job.
Lord Obama, the one for whom JJ jr thinks an additional Biblical chapter should be written, should lay his healing hands on JJ jr to heal whatever his affliction.
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