Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Mom: “He’s Disappointed… Thought He Was Going to be a Senator”
His mother recently broke her silence to say that her son is suffering from “enormous disappointment.”
“I’m not ashamed to say,” Jacqueline Jackson said at a speech at an Operation PUSH luncheon on Friday, “he thought he was going to be a senator. He thought he was going to have a chance to run for mayor. And young people don’t bounce back from disappointment like me and my husband.”
Before Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption scandal, in which a Jackson fund-raiser allegedly told Blagojevich he could raise millions of dollars for him if he named Jackson to the seat, Rep Jackson thought he was going to succeed Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. That scandal nixed any hope Jackson had for higher office.
Jackson’s office says he is in a treatment facility somewhere in the Chicago area.
Jackson’s mother went on to say that young people need to understand that nothing in life is promised.
“We don’t believe a darn thing until we see it,” she said. “You’re going to have to show us. We’re from Missouri. But young people also need to listen. They need to make themselves available to understand many of the illusions and the trinkets that are being dangled in front of their faces.”
She also requested that Jackson be given his privacy.
“My son, is unwell, and he needs a moment to heal. And I ask you to pray for me without cease. Do for me what I’ve done for you. I want you to respect that. Give us a moment. Most of all for him.”
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