Jesse Jackson Jr: I’m ‘Healing’

Constituents of District 2 in Chicago got a robocall Saturday from their congressman, who’s been virtually absent since checking into a hospital in June. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for bipolar depression, and he thanked his district for their prayers during his leave of absence. “I am human. I am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them all,” Jackson said in the message. He also expressed his desire to continue serving in Congress, saying, “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 health back.”