Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Fires Staffer During Absence

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The e-mail was sent to Jackson’s director of community outreach, Change Hamilton-Hayyim, notifying her that the congressman himself had determined she should be terminated because she had been assisting an independent candidate running against him.

“This is the congressman’s final decision,” stated his chief of staff on Oct. 24, which was about the time Jackson checked back into the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for additional psychiatric treatment.

Where Jackson is right now is unclear; as is his political, personal and legal future. Federal authorities are looking at how the congressman and his wife, Alderman Sandi Jackson, spent money from his campaign account.

Bryant declined to comment Friday about Jackson’s brief return to work, when it was or why it ended. He said only that the e-mail stands on its own.

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2 thoughts on “Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Fires Staffer During Absence

  1. If you weren’t even loyal to your employer, why would the people of the 7th Ward expect anything short of what we got from the former alderman from you? If you didn’t believe in Jackson’s agenda, why didn’t you just quit? Oh, it was all about the money. The last thing the constituents of the 7th ward need is another money hungry person. I hope you “change” your mind about running for 7th ward alderman.

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