Questions Mount Over Jackson Jr.’s Absence

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mysterious disappearance from public life led to new calls by Illinois Democrats on Tuesday for him to give voters more information about his condition.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Tuesday became the second high-profile Chicago Democrat to demand that Jackson be more candid. Gutierrez, who has been a rival of Jackson’s, said the congressman “has a responsibility to give us more information.”

“I’m not demanding that information,” Gutierrez told the Chicago Tribune. “But I think the people of his congressional district deserve it. The people of Illinois deserve it. If he’s going to stand for reelection, you guys are going to demand it.”

Jackson, a nine-term Illinois Democrat, last appeared on Capitol Hill in early June. His office has issued two statements since then indicating he’s on medical leave — the first citing “exhaustion” and the second suggesting his condition is much more severe.

The strange episode has fueled speculation about Jackson’s condition and whereabouts. An almost total absence of information — his congressional office will not answer any questions — has created abundant space for rumor and the most extreme conjecture.

Read More at the Hill. By Mike Lillis.

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  1. Maybe he's under investigation about his connection to Blago?

  2. Seeks_the_truth says:

    He's in an inpatient center for a "mood" disorder. In other words, he's bi-polar and has had a break down. Illinois would be smart to kick this idiot to the curb.

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    He's probably in drug rehabilitationand they are keeping or trying to keep it secret.

    • Seeks_the_truth says:

      That he's not. He's never been one for drugs. He did drink a little though.
      Let's just say he freaked out one night and the "white coats" came.

  4. He is in rehab. Just another lying junkie living on the public dole.

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