Jesse Jackson, Jr. Won’t Resign Until He Gets Disability Pay


Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is working on a plea deal that will include jail time and his resignation from Congress. But he’s not going to step down until he guarantees that he’ll remain on the public dole after he’s out of the slammer.

Sources tell FOX 32 News that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is willing to give up his 2nd Congressional District seat if he’s given disability when he steps down.

Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his tenth term but last month, sources say, he applied for a disability package–what could be his only income if he resigns. It is expected to take a couple of weeks for Congress to approve or deny the request.

His house on 72nd Street in Chicago is part of the federal government’s investigation into allegations that Jackson Jr. misused campaign funds. Sources say Jackson allegedly spent $20,000 to renovate and buy furniture for the family’s home in Chicago, not their 5-bedroom Victorian home in Washington D.C.

Read the whole thing, his wife is also under investigation.