Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., who has been noticeably absent from public life since June 10, has turned up at an Arizona rehab facility for alcohol abuse. In response to the report from Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC, his office has claimed he is being treated for a “mood disorder”:
BREAKING: US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the Chicago Democrat being treated for ‘mood disorder’
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 11, 2012
Andrea Mitchell reports:
The democratic congressman from Illinois, who had been facing mounting pressure to disclose his location over the past month, must have a pretty serious mood disorder to require admission to a rehab center.
[Note: Clause in prior sentence with link about Jackson voting "no" on repeal was in error and has been removed.]