Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. has spoken publicly for the first time about the illness that has kept him off Capitol Hill and the campaign trail for months.
In a “robocall” to constituents, Jackson says he’s been undergoing treatment after a series of events came together in his life that have been “difficult to sort through.” Jackson said, quote, “I am human. I’m doing my best. And I’m trying to sort through them all.”
The call asked constituents to be patient but did not indicate when he might return to work.