Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson Jr. quits, ending a once promising political career
Posted on 11/21/2012 12:55:39 PM PST by ColdOne
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) resigned from Congress on Wednesday amid ongoing federal investigations into his campaign finances, ending a more than six-month absence from office that has included multiple stints at the Mayo Clinic to battle what his doctors said was bipolar depression.
Jackson, 47, submitted his letter of resignation Wednesday afternoon to the office of House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), after telling high level Democratic officials in Chicago and the state capital of his plans, according to party officials.
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As the investigations unfolded, Jacksons family life fell apart as an affair with a Washington nightclub hostess became public.
The apple did not fall far from the tree.
Not to worry. He'll be back.
The Mayo script is the "get out of jail free" card. And I am sure the beer distributorship is doing just fine.
He needs to stay. We need more poster children for Democrat ideals.
Absolutely amazing. The people in his district re-elected him while he was in the mental hospital and under a criminal investigation. Now he quits. No wonder our country is going to hell in a hand basket.
I’m going to be really upset if he is allowed to plea down to less than a felony offense.
Imagine the headline if a Conservative with a “promising career” had “resigned” under similar circumstances.
I actually read last week that Jackson's resignation was part of his plea agreement.
But I have not seen that confirmed.
Locked up the election for the ‘RATS so the ‘RAT governor can appoint another ‘RAT to replace him.
He’ll be back. After a year or so, when the public has forgotten, he’ll make a comeback, aided by a suckup media that will sanitize him on demand.
Ah yes! “Rights,” “Rights,” they wanted their “Rights,” got them, and now we see what they do with them.
Trust me, he’ll be back like the cockroach he is.
Maybe Obama will make him a czar.
OK. That’s one down and 534 to go.
Bi-polar defense will be the new get out of jail because you’re politically connected card...
By my count, he was an 9-term, 18 year Congressman.
At what point does that stop being "promising," and start becoming "disappointing?"
So, i’m guessing he got full disability?
Well, it’d drive any boy insane if his dad were such an exemplary rhyming fool as Jesse Sr. How would a boy ever live up?
The guy is 47. This is in no way believable, at all....
BiPolar doesn’t present itself at this stage in one’s life with debilitating effects.
Absolutely. Alcee Hastings and Marion Barry are proof of that. I'm surprised he resigned. His constituents probably wouldn't mind if he represented them from jail.
” My health issues and treatment regimen have been incompatible with service in the House of Representatives. Therefore, it is with great regret that I hereby resign as a member of the United States House of Representatives, effective today, in order to focus on restoring my health.”
You’re a whack job. It’s not possible for you to restore your health. If it were, you would be taking drugs for your synthetic disorder and happily back work, with the knowledge that so long as you don’t forget to take the blue pills on time everyday you’ll be fine.
No Jesse, I have no doubts this is a scam to play on the mental stability determination phase during your prosecution for federal crimes.
Make no mistake, you will serve jail time and then we will learn to what extent you are actually sick.
“I actually read last week that Jackson’s resignation was part of his plea agreement.”
Here’s hoping he “joins” Blago in prison in Colorado. Now FUBO has a real problem trying to pardon these two while in office. It would have been a cakewalk if he had lost.