It Figures. Ex-Con and Child Sexual Predator Wants to Fill Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Seat

And, no doubt, Democrats will vote him right back into office.
Former Representative and child sexual predator Mel Reynolds wants to run for Jesse Jackson Jr’s seat in Congress.

He told reporters today, “Nobody’s perfect.”

The Chicago Tribune reported:

Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said he will ask voters to focus on his congressional experience rather than his state and federal criminal record as he announced his bid today for the seat held by Jesse Jackson Jr., who has resigned.

At a downtown hotel news conference, Reynolds acknowledged having made “mistakes” in the past. For his campaign, he will try to assume the mantle of an incumbent while also seeking redemption from voters. Red and white campaign signs urged voters to “re-elect” Reynolds “so he can finish the work” while another stark red sign with white letters said simply: “Redemption.”

Reynolds held the 2nd Congressional District seat from 1993 until October 1995, when a Cook County jury convicted him of several sex-related charges, including having sex with an underage volunteer campaign worker. While serving time in state prison, Reynolds also was convicted on federal financial and campaign fraud charges. President Bill Clinton commuted Reynolds’ sentence to time served in 2001.

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  • Bitter Clinger

    Apparently there are no standards of conduct (including felonious conduct) that precludes anyone from being in the U.S. Congress. I have no doubt that this human debris will be elected to J3’s seat. The voters (racist parasites) in his district only see skin color. The Founders are rolling over in their graves…………

  • Sam Stone

    When the people re-elect crackhead whore lover Marion Barry many times. re-elect a man who has been for 5 months confined to a mental ward, they will elect this man.
    When there are no more consequences in life other than jail for your crimes, anything goes.
    Mr Reynolds may be suitable for many many jobs and positions, but elected representative is not one of them.

  • dork lungfish

    Oh it’s even worse than that folks. May I remind you that Reynolds replaced Gus Savage, a truly awful man who was also a sexual predator. These are the kinds of choices that are presented to voters in way too many minority voting dostricts. It’s hard to figure out who’s more a t fault for this disgraceful reality — the voters or the cabal of criminals that run local politics in these districts.

  • Sam Stone

    From my state last week.

    “Prince George’s Democrats choose Greg Hall to replace Alston”
    “Prince George’s County Democrats on Friday selected businessman Greg Hall to replace Tiffany Alston in the Maryland House of Delegates.”

    “Hall has come under fire for his criminal record, including a gun charge conviction and dropped murder and drug charges– all from 20 years ago.”

    FEW stories told that and even then left out this.

    A 14 year old boy was killed in a street gunfight involving Mr Hall. Thus the murder charges and gun conviction.

    A man surely not going to vote to relax concealed carry in Martyland or in his county yet lived by the gun when so desired. Not suitable for elected office. Or in this case APPOINTED by the Democrats in PG County. Shameless.

  • bigL

    when MeeHo disapeared I thought she was in chi to run for JJJR’s seat…Congressional Seat

  • Conniption Fitz

    He will fit right in in DC.

  • Character doesn’t count anymore, only someone who can keep the free stuff coming……

  • Austin Milbarge

    Oh, it’s not hard to figure out. Prison time is a honored credential for voters in that district. It’s called “street creds” and ole’ Mel has ’em!

  • Sam Stone

    OH! I forgot, not just appointed by the Democrat Masters in PG County, but he must be approved by the Governor. Who did ask for him to be removed from the nomination but the PG DemMasters voted to keep him as thier choice. Same county where they have their wives flush $50000 checks down the toilet and stuff $20000 in her bra then answer the front door because t is the State Marshals with a search and arrest warrant for her and her husband. Her Husband was the County Executive and she was an elected town official.

    Just north of Mayor crackhead Barry.

    Oh Martyland Oh Martyland….

  • anti-bho

    Hell, why not if his was the winning bid? Everyone knows every seat for every office in the whole damned state is for sale. It’s how they roll. Been that way since before the ‘War of Northern Aggression’.
    Speaking of which, Walter Williams weighed in on just that with this…….

    Pay particular attention to the last paragraph on page 2……

    quote:

    “The War of 1861 settled the issue of secession through brute force that cost 600,000 American lives. Americans celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, but H.L. Mencken correctly evaluated the speech, “It is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense.” Lincoln said that the soldiers sacrificed their lives “to the cause of self-determination — that government of the people, by the people, for the people should not perish from the earth.” Mencken says: “It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of people to govern themselves.”

    read and learn…
    Parting Company – Walter E. Williams

    http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2012/11/28/parting_company

  • Exile1981

    AKA Melvin Jay Reynolds, Sr.

    US Congressman, Illinois 2nd (1993-95)
    IBM
    Rainbow Coalition (2001-)
    Salvation Army halfway house resident, Chicago 2001
    Rhodes Scholarship 1975
    Assault Chicago 17-Aug-1989, charges dropped
    Solicitation Chicago 17-Aug-1989, charges dropped
    Obstruction of Justice convicted Aug-1995
    Statutory Rape convicted Aug-1995
    Child Pornography convicted Aug-1995
    Fraud (bank fraud) convicted 1997
    Wire Fraud convicted 1997
    Perjury convicted 1997

    After he was released by Clinton he was given a job by Jesse Jackson to work with criminals and youths in his church group the rainbow coalition. When convicted on child pornography and Statuary rape the following was how CNN described him.
    ‘Reynolds was unrepentant, continuing to deny guilt and claiming he was the victim of a racist, politically motivated prosecution. “When they shackle me like they shackled my slave ancestors and take me off to jail,” he told the court, “nobody will see me crawl.”‘

    He also has a history of accusations by his wife of abuse. A real classy winner, he’ll fit in when he gets back into congress.

  • JDR

    With those credentials?

    Damn. It’s pretty much a shoe-in.

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  • donh

    VOTE REYNOLDS….HE BEATS THE RAP !!!

  • bg
  • According to Obamaland rules, it’s not the content of your character or about your policies, it’s all about the color of your skin and political party. Black and Democrat, you’re in no matter what you say or do. White and Republican, you are nothing but a lying, racist, woman hater. I’d bet a dozen donuts this piece of garbage will get elected.

  • Indiana

    I truly think the Democrats are trying to find their bottom. They can’t go much lower, can they?

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  • Clafoutis

    The double-edged sword of Democracy strikes again.

  • Rose

    He looks exactly perfect for Jesse Jackson’s constituents. Something Odrama Queen can feel comfortable endorsing. A Black Arne Duncan.

  • Rose

    If they find some bestiality promoters to campaign for him, he’s a shoe-in.

  • luckyone

    And he will be elected.

  • paul52

    Another “face” of the modern Dim Party. He be black, he gotta “D” after his name, he’s a shoo-in. Can we seperate Cook County from the rest of the U.S.?

  • squeaky
  • crackermike

    This scum was Chuck Schumer’s right hand man in anti-gun hearings in which he pretended to be a defender of children. He badgered pro 2nd Amendment witnesses by asking them how they could possibly justify harming children. Schumer knew about it beforehand and he was unmasked and charged the damn day AFTER Schumers hearings ended. Typical Democrats. Of course the msm will cover it up. Blacks will vote for murderers, perverts and child molesters if they are also black. Worst example of racial bias and hate ever seen.

  • Patty

    And the left executes Cain. And the left didn’t care about Obama’s radical past and associates. This guy wants to run the get busy executing a March in the district and start carrying signs and keep doing it don’t stop.

    Fool ya once with Jackson but fool us twice with Reynolds, really, now people get some gumption.

  • Patty

    OT

    More Out-of-Control Identity Politics: Blacks, Latinos Concerned That a ‘Non-Person of Color’ Might Win NYC Council Seat

    In a story the New York Times appears not to have touched, Hunter Walker at Observer.com’s Politicker (“about” page is here) reported on Tuesday that Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a black Harlem activist, “circulated an email” Monday night “in an attempt to plan a ‘private meeting’ to ‘discuss the potential damage to the political empowerment of the Black and Hispanic community if Mark Levine, a White/Jewish candidate was elected to the 7th Council District in 2013.'” So we see that black Chicagoland establishment officials trying to ensure that the successor to the recently resigned Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District are not alone in seeing a political office as somehow “belonging” to them.

    The Wall Street Journal (subscription may be required) has also picked up the story (“Race, Religion Used as Basis For an Attack”). Verbiage from the Politicker report, along with separate comments from James Taranto at the WSJ’s Best of the Web, follow the jump (internal links are in originals; bolds are mine throughout this post):

    This morning, Mr. Lopez-Pierre told Politicker he isn’t organizing the meeting himself and is working on behalf of a larger group who became concerned when they read a report on the political blog The Perez Notes that the Upper Manhattan political machine headed by State Senator Adriano Espaillat and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has been working to “clear” the crowded field of candidates running for the seat to help Mr. Levine win.

    “Now that he actually has a chance to win it’s scaring people,” said Mr. Lopez-Pierre. “So, what started first as a discussion of the blog post has now mushroomed among candidates and community leaders into basically a ‘Stop Levine’ campaign.”

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/11/28/more-out-control-identity-politics-blacks-latinos-concerned-non-person-c#ixzz2DZrGIkOd

  • platypus

    The House of Representatives is not mandated to seat this PoS. If enough people pepper Boehner and Cantor, maybe they might consider doing to him what the House did to Adam Clayton Powell.

  • The only thing this guy HASN’T done is crash his car and drown a woman while in a drunken stupor…

    I imagine his next speech will point out that he regrets not having done that yet, but will work on it…

    Political Wrinkles
    http://politicalwrinkles.com

  • Bob

    In true fashion of those who are trapped on the Democratic Plantation, the electorate who lives there will vote for Reynolds. Utterly amazing that people would even attempt to think about voting for this pervert.

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  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Remember, redemption is ONLY available for people who are card-carrying members of “The Savior’s” party.

  • sounds like your regular run of the mill politician…..most have not been caught yet and our government is raping the American people everyday!!!!….no one bats an eye.

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  • gwhh

    Hey, he still a BETTER man Jess Jackson Jr & Sr put together!!!