We Americans have a tradition of setting aside our partisan differences when things get serious, and all pulling in the same direction for the good of the country. Can I ask my fellow FFers to join me in prayers for the swift recovery of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., whose condition is much more serious than originally believed?
I send you my thanks in advance.
Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jackson being evaluated for depression, 'gastrointestinal issues'
July 27, 2012|Chicago Tribune
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota “for extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues,” according to a statement from Jackson sent late Friday by Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo.
Jackson’s whereabouts have been a mystery since he went on medical leave June 10. The statement issued Friday said the congressman “has arrived at Mayo Clinic,” but did not say where he came from.
Friday’s statement offers the most specific description yet of Jackson’s condition. When Jackson’s office first announced his medical leave two weeks after it began, it said the 17-year congressman was being treated for exhaustion.
Then on July 11, amid increasing calls for further disclosure, Jackson’s office issued a statement saying he was being treated for a “mood disorder” at an inpatient center, but again declined to be more specific. His staff cited federal medical privacy rules and declined to disclose any further information about where he was being treated, or for what, other than to deny that he was being treated for acohol or drug abuse.
Jackson, 47, is under a House Ethics Committee investigation into allegations that a longtime friend, Raghuveer Nayak, offered former Gov. Rod Blagojevich up to $6 million in campaign cash to appoint Jackson to President Barack Obama’s seat in the U.S. Senate.
Nayak was arrested in June on federal fraud charges involving his surgical centers.
Jackson has denied any knowledge of fundraising in exchange for the appointment.
The full text of the statement, which was confirmed by a Mayo Clinic spokeswoman:
"CongressmanJesse Jackson Jr. has arrived at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues.
"Further information will be released as Congressman Jackson's evaluation proceeds.
"Congressman Jackson and his family are grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers that have been received throughout his care.
Edited by faqufrance (75517) on 2012-07-28 21:30:16
Does this mean he tried to off himself?
Perhaps someone will ease his pain.
Try and try again is my motto for this corrupt pile of excrement
The rumor in Chicago has it that he is very depressed as he has been passed over for what he felt was his birth rite. Lots of corruption probes going on as well as fraud. He could be doing this "act" to prepare for his pending defense.. to make an easier sentence