Reacting to the mysterious medical leave by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that there is no need for the nine-term Congressman to rush back to work.
“I know a lot of people are saying, ‘When is he going to get back to work?’ Why should he get back to work to a Congress that does no work?” Emanuel said. “Why rush it? Last time I checked, Congress had their second repeal of the health care bill. Why rush? Take care of your health. Guess what: Congress is going to be there. Hopefully when you return they’ll be doing real work.”
Jackson's aides announced Wednesday that the represenative, whose district encompasses the South Side of Chicago, is at an undisclosed treatment facility receiving treatment for an unspecified mood disorder.