U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Chicago), who has been on a medical leave of absence since June, will return to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota "soon", according to his father Rev. Jesse Jackson.
The news comes a day after Jackson Jr. began robo calls in his re-election for Illinois' 2nd congressional district representative. Jackson says in the recorded call that, "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
"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," the robo call continues. "I am human. I
am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them all."
Jackson checked out of the Mayo Clinic September 10 and returned to his family in Washington D.C., but did not return to his job or the campaign trail. A press release from the clinic this summer said that Jackson suffers from bipolar disorder. Meanwhile, multiple sources report that the FBI is probing the lawmaker regarding an alleged illegal use of campaign funds to redecorate his Washington D.C. townhouse.