Jesse Jackson Jr. Puts D.C. Home on the Market, Says He Could Use the Extra Cash to Pay For Health Care
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is putting his Washington D.C. home up for sale, citing the cost of his depression treatment as the reason.
“Like millions of Americans, Congressman Jackson and Mrs. Jackson are grappling with soaring healthcare costs and are selling their residence to help defray costs of their obligations,” said Rick Bryant, Jackson’s chief of staff. “The congressman would like to personally thank everyone who has offered prayers on behalf of his family.”
Rick Bryant confirmed on September 7th that Jackson was back at home with his wife and children after being treated for depression at the Mayo Clinic.
“He’s at home in Washington convalescing with his wife and children,” Bryant said. “Let’s hope he returns to work on Monday.”
Before returning to the Hill, Jackson had been on medical leave since mid-June. Before seeking treatment at the Mayo Clinic, Jackson was treated at a facility in Arizona.
In a speech at Operation PUSH in July, Jackson’s mother said Jackson was depressed because “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.”
His wife, Sandi Jackson, said her husband had become “debilitated” due to his depression.
Although Jackson is reportedly back on Capitol Hill, no one has seen him.
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