Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr has submitted his letter of resignation, a Congressional aide told BuzzFeed.
CBS Chicago reports the Chicago Democrat notified his staff and some supporters of his decision this afternoon.
In addition to his extended medical leave, Jackson has been under fire for alleged misuse of campaign funds. He’s known for being an eccentric member of Congress, complete with tattoos of family members (and Bruce Lee).
The announcement comes two weeks after Jackson won re-election without campaigning.
Here’s the letter:
- Greece won't pay the International Monetary Fund the $1.8 billion it owes on time, paving the way for a formal default.
- Liberia has reported its first Ebola death since the country was declared free of the virus in May.
- At least 30 people were reported dead after a military plane crashed into two houses in a residential neighborhood in the Indonesian city of Medan.
- N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican who's faced political fallout from the "Bridgegate" scandal, is running for president.