What’s pathetic is that his district voted him back into office by 72% despite him being absent his post for most of the last year.
from the Chicago Tribune:
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.
Jackson’s letter to House Speaker John Boehner was his first acknowledgment of the ongoing corruption probe into his alleged misuse of campaign dollars.
"I am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators, and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone," Jackson said in the two-page letter dated Nov. 21. "None of us is immune from our share of shortcomings or human frailties and I pray that I will be remembered for what I did right."
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.
Don’t expect his district to vote in anybody better suited for his job. If 72% voted for a guy who’s under Federal investigation for corruption and has been locked away in rehab for the last 6 months, they’ll vote for any other bum with a D next to his name.