Rush, Davis say Jackson resignation is nation's loss - KMSP-TV

Rush, Davis say Jackson resignation is nation's loss

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Two of Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s staunchest supporters over the years say it's the nation's loss that Jackson decided it was time for him to resign.

Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis spoke to reporters in Chicago on Wednesday, hours after their fellow Democrat submitted his resignation letter.

Rush says he's known Jackson since he was toddler. He says he always believed the son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson would go on to political success beyond the U.S. House.

Rush says "the sky was the limit" for someone with Jackson's political skill and family pedigree.

Davis says Jackson led the push on key legislation, including better health care for African-Americans. Davis calls it an "unfortunate and sad" day for Jackson, his family and the country.

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