Jesse Jackson Jr. Back In Mayo Clinic

Seventeen days before Election Day, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is back in the hospital:

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is heading back to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. — and was reportedly en route Friday evening.

A source said the decision was made to have the the South Shore Democrat return to the famed clinic, where he spent four weeks this summer for bipolar
depression. He had been staying at his home in Washington, D.C. since leaving Mayo.

A source who visited Jackson this week said, “Jesse wanted you to know he is finding it difficult to continue his treatment because the press is staking out his home and making access to his doctor, who is within a short walking distance from his home, incredibly hard.”

The source added that Jackson is trying “to stay focused and calm to enhance his treatment and is just following doctor’s orders.”

It strikes me that his constituents have a right to know if he is ever going to be able to return to his job.

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  1. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    Those FBI investigations can be pretty depressing…

  2. 11B40 says:


    Kind of a 21st Century secular sanctuary, that Mayo Clinic.

  3. bill says:

    fool me once, shame on me- fool me twice…….
    like he didn’t realize the pres would be watching him? they must be racists…….

  4. al-Ameda says:

    Isn’t it time for a resignation speech?

    Oh wait, I forgot, Americans don’t do resignations …..

  5. superdestroyer says:

    Once gain, the U.S. shows what the future one-party-state will look like. Second and third generation politicians who can stay in office for as long as they want, doing whatever they want.

    I hope the government entitlements are worth it for progressives.