Pelosi: Jackson should take all the time he needs
July 12th, 2012
05:18 PM ET
10 years ago

Pelosi: Jackson should take all the time he needs

(CNN) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. should take all the time he needs to get well now that his office has announced the Illinois Democrat is under treatment for a mood disorder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

Jackson, son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson, has not been on Capitol Hill since late May. In June, his office announced he was taking a leave of absence because he was suffering from a "medical condition."


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Be it democratic or republicans, do not elect these mood disorder guys to public offices. God bless.
    PS: mittens is one too, to stash money in cayman island, you can not swim to get it overnight...,!!!

    July 12, 2012 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  2. Name bobbi brooks

    I've had bipolar disease for years. It is very, very treatable and I wish Rep Jackson all the best.

    July 12, 2012 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  3. Ed1

    That's true he can read about the bill he passed after he gets back.

    Any way you can go out for a few years we wouldn't miss you and Congress would be better off.

    July 12, 2012 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  4. Dave NY USA

    Pelosi: Jackson should take all the time he needs

    Ya, so we can keep paying him for trying to out drink Teddy "I Never Saw a Bottle of Scotch I Didn't Like" Kennedy?

    July 12, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    I think Boehner needs to check in somewhere. He has all the traits of an alcohol abuser. Eyes, complexion, mood swings. It's all there. Take your time. Take all the time you need to get well.

    July 13, 2012 08:39 am at 8:39 am |