Clyburn Statement on Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s Resignation

Nov 21, 2012 Issues: Congressional Issues

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn issued the following statement today on the resignation of Jesse Jackson, Jr. as the representative of the Second Congressional District of Illinois.

“I have known the Jackson family for most of my life, and it has been an honor to serve with Jesse, Jr. in the Congress for the last 17 years. He is a dedicated public servant who cares deeply for the people of Illinois Second Congressional District. His career has focused on raising up the downtrodden, revitalizing neglected communities, and building a better future for all Americans. He has inspired others to serve, and that is a tremendous legacy. 

“My thoughts and prayers will be with Jesse Jr., Sandi, and their family as they focus on restoring his health.”