After weeks off the job, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s camp finally disclosed what has been plaguing the Illinois representative for over a month. On Friday, it was announced that Jackson was being treated for depression at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Along with an extensive inpatient evaluation for depression, he was also treated for gastrointestinal problems.
Initially, little information was given about the son of Rev. Jesse Jackson when he first went on leave on June 10. His family released a statement saying they were, “grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers that have been received throughout his care.” The House Ethics Committee is still expected to investigate allegations that Jackson was involved in discussions about raising money for Rod Blagojevich’s campaign in exchange for the then-governor appointing him to President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat.