Source: Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun-Times
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mother, Jacqueline Jackson, told a Rainbow/PUSH conference Friday that her son has suffered years of “enormous disappointment.”
“I’m not ashamed to say … he thought he was going to be a senator. He thought he was going to have a chance to run for mayor. And young people don’t bounce back from disappointment like me and my husband,” she said.
Rep. Jackson, son of Rainbow/PUSH founder the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., has checked himself into an inpatient treatment center — reportedly in Arizona — because of a mood disorder and exhaustion, his office said.
Around the same time he was taking a medical leave from his job as a congressman — a leave not announced until two weeks later — his friend and fund-raiser Raghuveer Nayak was arrested as part of an unrelated alleged fraud scheme.
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