quote:U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson is expected to tender his resignation from Congress within the hour, a source close to Jackson said Wednesday. Jackson will hand in his resignation to House Speaker John Boehner, the source said. Jackson had planned on a press conference to announce his resignation but not able to bring himself to speak about it, the source said. The announcement comes after mounting pressure faced by Jackson as federal investigators appeared to widen their ongoing investigation into the congressman’s activities.
quote:For the best
quote:Jackson did no campaigning in the general election but still easily won re-election to his congressional seat on Nov. 6.
quote:I heard he had been suffering from some mental health/depression issues.
quote:I think this resignation might also have something to do with a plea deal
quote:I heard he wouldn't have to serve any time if resigned.
quote:Something about election funds I believe?
quote:So what's the story? I actually know nothing about his situation.
quote: I wonder what spooked him?
quote:He has apparently been using campaign funds for personal things.
quote:Where did you hear that?