Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) has been found. He may or may not be a raging drunk, but he is definitely in rehab. The Mayo Clinic claims he’s there indefinitely for depression and gastrointestinal issues.
CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson said there is “no timetable” as his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., recovers from depression and gastrointestinal issues at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
“There is no timetable on his recovery,” Jackson said. “We hope he will fully recover.”
Jackson, a Chicago Democrat, has been on a secretive leave of absence for nearly seven weeks. The congressman went on leave June 10, but his office didn’t disclose it until weeks later. Initially, his office said Jackson was being treated for exhaustion. Since then, the office has said his condition was more serious and required inpatient medical treatment.
The Mayo Clinic released a statement Friday saying the congressman was being treated there for depression and gastrointestinal issues.
He’s going to “recover” before Nov. 6, that much you can be sure of…