Jesse Jackson Jr. has 'Mood Disorder': Sun-Times

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is not being treated for alcohol addiction or other substance abuse, according to the Sun-Times.

The Sun-Times reported that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s office released a statement saying the congressman is "being treated for 'a mood disorder'—not for alcoholism or substance abuse."

NBC earlier reported that yes, Jackson actually is being treated for alcohol abuse in Arizona.

According to the Sun-Times story, Jackson's people won't say where the congressman is getting help for his mood disorder, but the statement from his office claimed “The Congressman is receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder. He is responding positively to treatment.”

babyboomer July 12, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Hey Jesse, maybe you should resign if this job is too stressful, or maybe you are just plain hiding out so you won't get sanctioned or kicked out of the Congress. Like father like son.
Chester Rook July 12, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Resign? Ha! That'll never happen. But it would be nice to see him voted out of office. Why we the people haven't done this a long time ago is beyond me.
Jack July 12, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Arizona is really hot this time of year.
babyboomer July 12, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Well, we can vote him out of office. He really isn;t any better than his predicessors, remember them?We haven't had a true representative to this area in a long time.
A. Reader July 12, 2012 at 09:01 PM
I am not a great fan of Rep. Jackson's politics, and I am not a great fan of Sen Kirk's either, but I wish them both well as they recover from difficult medical conditions.
Juvenal July 13, 2012 at 03:35 AM
This is what you want This is what you get


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