The embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (2nd-Dist) has contacted his constituents with his first public comments about what his illness by sending out a robocall.
During the call Jackson asks his constituents for patience as he continues to recover. He also makes it obvious and clear that he will not be returning to work soon. The full transcript of the call is shown below:
“Hello this is Congressman Jackson. For the past few months I have undergone medical treatment to address several serious health issues.
Like many human beings a series of events came together in my life at the same time and they have been difficult to sort through. I am human. I am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them all.
I want to thank you for the many thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for me and my family, especially my colleagues and the people who mean most to me, my constituents.
I am starting to heal. The good news is my health is improving, but my doctors tell me the road to recovery is a long one.
For nearly 18 years I have served the people of the second district, I am anxious to return to work on your behalf, but at this time it is against medical advice, and while I will always give my all to my constituents, I ask for your continued patience as I work to get my health back.
After my family, my constituents are the most important people in the world to me. I will always act in your best interests. Your patience, your prayers and your support during this difficult time means more to me than you will ever know. With your help, your patience, and God’s grace, we will continue to work together to strengthen our communities, provide a better future for our children and leave the world a better than we found it.
Thank you and God bless you.”
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.