Now it seems that he never had any intention of returning to work. As soon as he gets his disability pay - which will be the same amount as his normal salary which is huge - he will resign. And then go to work somewhere else because no one has the right to not hire anyone because of a "disability" remember.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Won't Resign Without Disability Pay
RUSH: The reverend Jesse Jackson's son, Jackson Jr., is saying that he'll be glad to leave Congress. He knows he's gotta leave Congress, but he's not gonna leave until he gets disability pay. Disability is the new pension plan, even for crooked congressmen, and Jesse Jackson Jr. says, yeah, sure, I'll leave, but not 'til I get my disability pay. You give me that and I'm outta here. He learned from the best, folks. I mean, why not shake down Congress. You shake down everything else.
From the Politico: Jesse Jackson Jr. wants disability pay, report says
As a federal investigation into his alleged campaign finance misconduct continues, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is willing to give up his congressional seat provided he also receives a disability package upon leaving, according to a new report.
The disability package might be his only source of income, Chicago Fox affiliate reported Wednesday night citing unnamed sources. No terms of the package were reported.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Jackson is no longer a patient at the Mayo Clinic, the Rochester, Minn., hospital where he was being treated for bipolar disorder.
Last week, reports surfaced that Jackson was in plea talks with federal authorities in connection with allegedly using campaign money to furnish his home and buy a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female friend.
The Chicago Fox affiliated reported that the investigation includes Jackson paying $20,000 to renovate his Chicago home, the basement of which he might have reported as his campaign headquarters.
Jackson was reelected last week in a landslide.