Jesse Jackson Jr. Reportedly Agrees to Resign From Congress… Provided He’s Given Disability Pay for Life
There’s little that’s more infuriating than when malfeasant politicians issue demands:
Sources tell FOX 32 News that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is willing to give up his 2nd Congressional District seat if he’s given disability when he steps down.
Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his tenth term but last month, sources say, he applied for a disability package — what could be his only income if he resigns [heaven forbid he get an actual job -- DP]. It is expected to take a couple of weeks for Congress to approve or deny the request.
His house on 72nd Street in Chicago is part of the federal government’s investigation into allegations that Jackson Jr. misused campaign funds. Sources say Jackson allegedly spent $20,000 to renovate and buy furniture for the family’s home in Chicago, not their 5-bedroom Victorian home in Washington D.C.
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the congressman’s wife, Alderman Sandi Jackson, is now being investigated because she is a consultant for Jackson’s campaign operation and is paid monthly. Sources say that the alderman met with the Justice Department one time and was asked a couple of questions unrelated to any federal investigation involving her or her husband.
A Rolex watch is also part of the case against the congressman. Our sources say that the federal agents want to know where Jackson got $42,000 to pay for the watch he purchased for the woman he was having an affair with.
Sounds like the reason given to justify Jr’s lifetime disability payments might be “bad back caused by lugging around bags of campaign funds to spend illegally.” Or possibly “permanent injuries sustained after getting run over by his own chariot.”