Colleagues express sympathy for Rep. Jackson but question handling of illness
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s congressional colleagues expressed sympathy Thursday over his medical leave, but some said the incomplete explanations of his illness have been a case of botched public relations that has fueled the rumor mill.
“I’ve heard 10 different rumors,” fellow Illinois Democrat Mike Quigley said after the House adjourned for the week. “This is what happens when his staff, or whomever, doesn’t tell the public what’s going on.”
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