U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr.’s monthlong absence from Congress is due to a mood disorder, not alcohol or drug-abuse treatment, according to the Illinois Democrat’s office.
For a man with the diplomatic finesse to secure the freedom of American hostages in such places as Syria, Cuba, Iraq and Yugoslavia, the Reverend Jesse Jackson can’t take a hint.
U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. needs “extended in-patient treatment,” and his medical condition is “more serious” than initially thought, the Illinois congressman’s office said today.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer added his voice to a group of Democratic lawmakers calling for Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. to provide details of the ailments that have caused his monthlong absence from Congress.
"I have never heard of a governor declaring a pre-state of emergency."
- Jesse Jackson on Nov 18, 2014