Breaking Politics (@breakingpol) tweeted at 1:43 PM on Wed, Nov 21, 2012:
Brother tells Chicago Tribune that US Rep Jesse Jackson Jr will announce resignation – @ChicagoBreaking http://t.co/68h3hOfx
Addendum: (DavidL) RS McCain reminds us that on this Thanksgiving, we have much for which to be thankful, via Other McCain:
Rep. Jesse Jackson resigned from Congress Wednesday, saying in a letter that he is cooperating with a federal investigation “into my activities” but blaming his health problems for his decision to step down just two weeks after his re-election. . . .
Despite his admission of “my share of mistakes,” Jackson said his deteriorating health was the reason he was quitting. He has been on medical leave since June while receiving treatment for bipolar depression. . . .
Jackson, 47, won election this month while being treated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. . . .
He has not appeared in the House since June 8. Nor did he stage a campaign event — or even run a TV ad. Jackson advanced to the general election after defeating a one-term member of Congress, Debbie Halvorson, in a March primary.
I for one, do not believe that Representive Jackson’s resignation has anything to do with his health. More over, it is likely that Jackson’s former Chicago constituents were better served with JJ Junior in the Mayo Clinic than the halls of Congress. Like I have said, anybody wishing to start a fund to send both Jesse Jackson’s, Senior and Junior, back to Africa, I am good for a buck.