Jesse Jackson Jr. Tenders His Resignation from Congress

The Chicago Congressman has not yet settled his Federal investigation


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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned from Congress yesterday afternoon, submitting his letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner.

Jackson is the target of a federal probe into his campaign accounts, and is trying to negotiate a deal with the feds, though a deal is not yet in place.

“I am aware of the ongoing federal investgation into my activities,” Jackson said in the letter. “And I am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investgators, and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone.”

A source close to the former Congressman said he had planned to give a press conference but was unable to do so because he “couldn’t stop crying.”

Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times.