You’d be hard pressed to find another area of the country more loyal to Jesse Jackson Jr. than Chicago. The city has been in his corner for over a decade, but with his recent admission to misappropriating funds, came a breaking point.
Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to federal charges that he misappropriated campaign funds. His wife, Sandi Jackson, is expected to follow suit. The couple arrived at federal court in Washington D.C. this morning, initially making no statements as to how they will respond to the charges against them.
Jesse Jackson Jr. has some explaining and apologizing to do. The Justice Department has charged the former Illinois representative with fraud and conspiracy for using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use.