I meant to write about this a couple of weeks ago. Not his resignation. That was going to happen one way or the other.
But, what I was going to write about is the re-election of this nutty criminal.
“The constituents of the second district deserve a full-time legislator in Washington, something I cannot be for the foreseeable future,” Jackson also said in his resignation letter. “My health issues and treatment regimen have become incompatible with service in the House of Representatives. Therefore, it is with great regret that I hereby resign … effective today in order to focus on restoring my health.”
I would say they also deserve an honest and sane legislator, but, maybe not.
Jackson, the son of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, was easily re-elected earlier this month despite not having appeared in public since this summer. He had several visits in recent months to the Mayo Clinic for treatment.
The federal investigation is purportedly focusing on whether Jackson misused campaign money.
In addition, the House Ethics Committee has been looking into whether Jackson was involved in discussions about raising money for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s campaign in exchange for an appointment to President Obama’s vacated Senate seat.
Jackson’s resignation would effectively end the House probe, though members will issue a final report.
His resignation is part of the deal that will keep him out of prison. His “health” issues are supposedly for treating a bi-polar disorder. Though I would say it’s more likely depression from knowing he was going to lose his seat in the House, and face a possible prison term.
None of this really matters to me. That politicians are corrupt isn’t anything new. That some of them have mental disorders isn’t a surprise either.
What is galling is his re-election and the support Jackson received from the Democrat party. Sure, he hasn’t been convicted, yet. But, this is a man absent from his job for months in a row. This is a man by all indications got caught with misuse of funds. Does this matter to Dems? Of course, not. They’d elect Atilla the Hun if he promised to vote with the Dems. And, this is why I’ll never vote for a Dem. Integrity means nothing to them. The weight of the office means nothing to them. They consider it license when elected as opposed to responsibility. Their corruption is eating the soul of this nation.