“My Health Issues And Treatment Regimen Have Become Incompatible With Service”
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr’s brother Jonathan says the congressman sent House Speaker John Boehner a letter of resignation. Jackson cites both his mental health and ongoing ethics investigations.
Jackson’s resignation, just two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth full term, comes amid a House Ethics Committee investigation into his dealings with imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and reports of a new federal probe into possible misuse of campaign money.
In his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson admits “my share of mistakes” and, for the first time, publicly acknowledges that he is the subject of an ongoing federal investigation.
“I am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities, and I am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators, accept responsibility for my mistakes,” he wrote.Click here for reuse options!
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