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Action today to that sudden resignation yesterday of Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson junior.
The 47 year old quit just two weeks after voters gave -- a ninth term.
Citing his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder and admitting to what he calls.
-- my share of mistakes here's what current and former Illinois lawmakers percent.
-- -- -- it's an unfortunate.
And sad day.
-- easily -- that every step of the way every time he said something it turned out not to be the case.
So I would -- Any man who -- any attention away.
No how you -- evolution.
I -- that -- really means that a team.
This is -- in Washington with more on this story what's the latest.
Greg as you just mentioned congressman Jackson was elected to his ninth term in the US House of Representatives fifteen days before he resigned and two other members of the Illinois delegation came out yesterday to say they don't think -- -- anyone into thinking.
He would be back to serve -- more time in DC congressman Danny Davis and congressman Bobby Rush who is still the only person to ever beat Barack Obama -- an election also said that right now the time to send well wishes Jackson's way.
As a result of the resignations.
Follow representative Jesse Jackson junior.
That America is losing out -- the holes of congress.
One of its most people.
And most clear.
Is soul it is painful and that's -- it.
For me not only to no way he won't be -- congress.
Let him know he's still -- -- We'll was serious.
-- there is.
Little health issue.
Jackson was under investigation for scheming campaign funds to buy jewelry -- mistress and remodel as -- And -- a letter to speaker John Boehner he said I am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities.
I'm doing my best to address the situation responsibly.
Cooperate with the investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes.
For there my mistakes and mine alone none of us is immune to our share of shortcomings or human frailties.
And I pray that I'll be remembered for what I did right.
-- with Jackson gone there will be 241.
Republicans in the house and 192.
Well he waits till after the election to resign that means taxpayers are gonna have to pay a big bill here is to explain what happens to his seat.
-- Greg we expect to have the date of a special election within the next four days that's according to Illinois governor Pat Quinn who also said he's gonna make sure.
The election will be fair and as economical as possible for the taxpayers but put the bill.
Back -- you Peter -- thanks for him.
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