Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Response to Blogojevich Scandal: “Everyone of Us Has Erred”
Jesse Jackson Jr. spoke to reporters today about the recent scandals that have plagued his career.
The Illinois Representative told reporters, “Everyone of us has erred.”
You can tell he’s a lib.
The AP reported
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has largely avoided the public eye of late, said in a rare interview Saturday that he is a public servant, not a perfect one, and didn’t rule out a future run at higher office.
Jackson, who has been dogged by links to the corruption case against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and questions about his own relationship with a female “social acquaintance,” told The Associated Press that he continually struggles with his “personal shortcomings.”
That includes mending his family relationships over the “immensely personal matter” of the female acquaintance and assessing his political ambitions, which once included Chicago mayor or U.S. senator.
“Every one of us has erred in their personal lives and while I don’t claim to be a perfect servant, I’m a public servant,” Jackson told the AP. “Often times we carry with us the burdens of our personal shortcomings even as we struggle to articulate and clarify a message that helps other people. That what I dedicated my life to.”
The congressman spoke to the AP after delivering a rousing Christmas message to hundreds of detainees at Cook County Boot Camp along with his father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson. It was an unusual public appearance for the congressman.
Jesse Jackson Jr. told the media in December 2008 that he was not a target in the Blagojevich investigation. He lied.