An aide close to Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. tells ABC News that the congressman will likely not return to Washington until after Labor Day. Denying a Chicago talk radio report Tuesday that suggested Jackson's disappearance was due to a suicide attempt, the aide said the politician is suffering from "exhaustion."
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“That’s what he has. He doesn’t get a lot of sleep and he has sleep disorders. He’s very energetic, running full-steam ahead, working six or seven days a week often and he’s been doing that for a long time,” the source said. “There’s a great deal of pressure on him due to unfounded allegations [related to the ethics inquiry] and negative press onslaught against him that are not true, so it kinda all caught up to him. He needed downtime to get away from grind.”