Why doesn’t Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) just step down from his seat, since he was away from his job for so long with a so-called bipolar disorder and now facing a criminal investigation over campaign funds? Why ask the feds to delay an indictment until after the election? He shouldn’t be allowed to run, period.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., have spearheaded the inquiry and are close to completing their investigation. The report also said Jackson’s attorneys requested that authorities not seek an indictment before the election,. That was rejected by Justice Department officials.
The Hill reports that the nine-term lawmaker returned to Washington in September and is seeking reelection for a 10th term, but he has not appeared on Capitol Hill or campaigned in his district.