Report: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign within the hour; Update: Resignation letter submitted

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a source close to Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he will submit his resignation to Speaker John Boehner within the hour. The congressman is under federal investigation and has been on medical leave during treatment for bipolar disorder.

Jackson won reelection to his congressional seat earlier this month while being treated at the Mayo Clinic.

Twitter users have some pressing questions.

Twitchy will monitor this breaking news and update as more information becomes available.

Update:

Speaker Boehner’s office has received the letter of resignation.

Worth noting:

CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller shares some tidbits from Jackson’s letter of resignation:

Full letter here:

  • stuckinIL4now

    I think there are already a dozen people lined up to replace him.

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    Farewell, Jackson, don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      end of story! LOL

  • People Corporation

    “Jackson”? Dog whistle!!!!!

  • Scott

    Has his seat been sold yet?

    • Randal Redder

      Hahaha!

    • me

      Bids are being accepted at The Rainbow Coalition

  • me

    I guess the people of Shitcago really are stupid and don’t just act it.

  • annoyinglittletwerp

    This are some of the comments I just left in HA’s ‘Green Room’. *Same name. I’ve been commenting @ HA for 6 years.*

    i spent 20+ years living in that bastard’s festering boil of a district.
    If we hadn’t escaped to TX in 2011, we might STILL be there.

    DIAF 3 J.

    Remember in 2010 when all those ‘Townhalls’ were going on.

    well, Triple J decided that it would be good to have one. He did have one-that took place on the South side of Chicago…at night.

    You know why he did that-rather than have it in the ‘burbs-or have one
    for the city and one for the ‘burbs? Most of his critics were likely to
    be white suburbanites…who would feel unsafe traveling to the
    ghetto(where he held it is a bad neighborhood even in the DAYTIME) @
    night. By doing what he did-he could pay them no mind. I know …I was
    one of them.

    *UCK HIM!

    • Sad Chestertonian

      Reverse Apartheid tactics; he accuses whites of “covert” racism, all the while his fractured marbles are spewing the most hideous OVERT racism! This goes way past hypocrisy; I have know severe bipolars to have psychotic breaks. It is clear now that he was never fit to serve!

  • Todd Hill

    Now the only pay-to-play that JJJ can do is at the local arcade.

  • Vickie DHaene

    Does the runner up from November elections now take his seat in January? I assume Lt. Governor takes over now, but not sure what happens in January?

    • digitalPimple

      This is Chicago, of course there’s another scumbag to take his place.

  • Peyton

    He should be forced to repay the election costs for his seat, now that they’ll have to fill it.

  • Peyton

    He should be forced to repay the election costs for his seat, now that they’ll have to fill it.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    What pathetically corrupt embarrassment will be elected to go on and join in the Zimbabwean antics of the Congressional Black Caucus?

  • George Washington Mclintock

    What pathetically corrupt embarrassment will be elected to go on and join in the Zimbabwean antics of the Congressional Black Caucus?

  • digitalPimple

    Bye bye you dirty democrat scumbag crook. Enjoy prison time you SOB. He’s from my district and he is complete SCUM of the HIGHEST order.

    what’s memorizing is that a supposed undiagnosed untreated Bipolor II guy can walk around the democratic party and no one can notice. Truly telling. Fit right in apparently.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I’m curious to know–in addition to his immunity, did triple J get his “disability” pension?

  • nc

    Why aren’t his constituents – I’m talking about those who voted for him – upset that he didn’t resign months ago before the election?

    As for his election opponent (and supporters) – well, how frustrated are they?

    And we have to hear how he’s “taking responsibility” for his mistakes? Please.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

    We’re still stuck with Jesse Sr., though, huh?

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!
    From the Penny Robinson Fan Club
    http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/

  • stuckinIL4now

    In local news, triple J’s wife, Sandy, is spending Thanksgiving with her family, for a change, instead of the Jacksons.

    The latest on the House seat is that so many black candidates are lining up to run in the special election, it’s forced the racist black leaders of the Chicago thugocracy in Obamuh’s post-racial Amerika to call for “coalescing” around a single black candidate so as not to dilute the black vote lest, egads! a racist old white guy gets elected even if he is a Dem and I guess white women don’t count here. One thing is for sure, they’re still electing a Dembecile and sending another rubber stamp dunce to Congress.