Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted
DLA Piper Attorney Killer Pleads Guilty
DLA Piper Attorney Killer Pleads Guilty
The 14 FIFA Individuals Who Have Been Indicted
The 14 FIFA Individuals Who Have Been Indicted
Six Police Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray’s Death
Six Police Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray’s Death
Legal Job Listings
Download PDF

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns from Congress View Count: 70

On Wednesday, United States Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., a Democrat from Illinois, announced that he was resigning from Congress. Jackson submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday, according to the D.C. Bureau Chief of BuzzFeed, John Stanton.

Jackson mentions the, for the first time, in the letter that the federal investigation into his campaign contribution spending and his health as his reasons for leaving office.

“I am aware of the ongoing federal investgation into my activities, and I am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investgators, and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone,” Jackson wrote in the letter.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Jackson has not been at work since June since he was being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic. He was readmitted in October. Earlier in the month, Jackson was reelected to his ninth term in the 2nd congressional district of Illinois.

According to the Associated Press, Governor Pat Quinn now has just five days to schedule an election to replace Jackson. The election has to be held within the next 115 days. Cook County Clerk David Orr said that the election could occur on February 26 or April 9. Jackson first won election to Congress in a special election in 1995.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns from Congress by

  • Ex.Sniper

    I can see it coming, “Mrs” Jackson Jr. will run for the vacancy. The “people” in Dist 2 would vote in a dead corpse, as long as it was BLACK.

Tagged: , , ,

Posted by on November 22, 2012. Filed under Breaking News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Mid-level / Sr. Corporate Associate
USA-NY-New York City
Sophisticated midsize firm located in NYC seeks a general corporate transactional associate with 3+ years of experience. Experience representing venture capital firms, emerging companie...


Apply now

Related Posts: