(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Junior resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health."
Jackson, who announced his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, has been is the subject of several investigations and was recently treated at the Mayo Clinic for what was described as "several serious health issues."
Really? What a goof up this is. We just held an election, Mr. Jackson. I'll pray for you and yours.
Something is fundamentally wrong.
Why is he resigning
May God bless J.Jackson Jr
good riddence....he is as crooked as the hind leg of a dog, but then again, all of them are.....
Good riddence!... perhaps the electorate of his district will be able to elect someone who's not going to be a whinning slacker crook!... People deserve good solid representation from their government officials!
It's about time.........a man with a full-blown mental illness should not be elected while in a mental hospital. Only in Illinois could you have a government official, who is under investigation for numerous improprieties, and is spending his days in a mental ward, be re-elected for government office. Jesse Jackson junior just cruised to victory in his Congressional race while in a hospital bed.
Only in Illinois could you have a government official, who is under investigation for numerous improprieties, and is spending his days in a mental ward, be re-elected for government office. Jesse Jackson junior just cruised to victory in his Congressional race in a mental ward hospital while previously avoiding press and supporters..
It's about time............
I am deeply concerned about J. jackson Jr's challenges. He needs our prayers and help. This is the time for the family to be close and helpful.
Must be preparing for prison.
It is about time the corrupt politican resign. It took a long time to come to that conclusion and just imagine the black people in his district were still willing to vote for somebody like him. They really have no principles about them......vote for the most corrupt politicians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What has our country come to???????? We are really heading down a dark and dismal road with the politicians we are electing and it starts right from the top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seems to me he is trying not to join Blago in the jail house. Jackson wanted Obama's senate seat and tried to buy it. He is just playing dumb to keep from being prosecuted. The truth will come out.
Say good bye to the good life from the tax payers dollars they should strip you of your retirement too.
Nothing but a crook but was re-elected like a lot more in the Senate and Congress what's wrong with you people.
Now he will be in prison at the tax payers expense nothing new here.
The Chicago Mob will replace him easily.
Health reason are the reason he resigned. It's just not healthy to spend the next 10 years in prison.