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Decatur
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Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House

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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.


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For the best


Ghostfacedistiller
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
Did he agree to get his disability payments? Amazing how the story of a sitting congressman, son of a "civil rights leader" extoring funds the way he has was just glossed over the last 6 months.


Wolfhound45
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
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For the best


I heard he had been suffering from some mental health/depression issues.

Best wishes to him.


Interception
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
Hope he gets better. I don't like seeing anyone going through deep depressions.


LSURussian
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
I wonder what spooked him?


infantry1026
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
He is a Piece of shite like his DAD!


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CarrolltonTiger
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
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Jackson did no campaigning in the general election but still easily won re-election to his congressional seat on Nov. 6.


Democrats


Decatur
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
I think this resignation might also have something to do with a plea deal


BamaFan89
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
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Jackson did no campaigning in the general election but still easily won re-election to his congressional seat on Nov. 6.


Lol wut?


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CarrolltonTiger
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
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I heard he had been suffering from some mental health/depression issues.


going to jail frequently causes mental health/depression issues just as being in jail helps you find jesus


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Scruffy
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
So what's the story? I actually know nothing about his situation.


Interception
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
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I think this resignation might also have something to do with a plea deal


I heard he wouldn't have to serve any time if resigned. Something about election funds I believe?


real
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
He needs free time to prepare his defense, his arse is going to be a convict in the very near future.


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CarrolltonTiger
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
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I heard he wouldn't have to serve any time if resigned.


Where did you hear that?


Decatur
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
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Something about election funds I believe?


yes. $20k to redecorate his home and possibly $40k for a Rolex watch he gave to a lady friend. not sure if he will be spared jail time but he may get a reduction.


Robot Santa
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
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So what's the story? I actually know nothing about his situation.



He has apparently been using campaign funds for personal things.


Tom Selleck
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
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I wonder what spooked him?


ISWYDT?


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baybeefeetz
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
So who gets credit for going after him to make this happen? Holder?




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baybeefeetz
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He has apparently been using campaign funds for personal things.


drugs?


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Interception
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re: Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House
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Where did you hear that?


I don't remember but it was a credible source. It was one of the left leaning news reports on twitter if I remember correctly? Huffington Post, Slate, or DailyBeast which have good sources.
This post was edited on 11/21 at 1:11 pm


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