CHICAGO — At the brink of the tumultuous fall of former Chicago governor Rep. Rod Blagojevich, Javier E. David from The Grio poses the question of whether Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. can overcome his host of scandals, including the initial accusation that he offered Blagojevich money for former Sen. Barack Obama’s congress seat and his extramarital affair.
The Grio Reports:
Many congressmen of color — Jackson included — represent poor and crime-ridden districts that fail to realize tangible changes in their socioeconomic status. Regardless, public officials like Jackson are returned to office again and again, despite poor personal decisions and manifest professional failures. It rightfully begs an all-encompassing question: why?