Emanuel: "Why rush" Jackson back to do-nothing Congress?
In light of the news this week that Jackson was receiving "intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder," Emanuel told WBBM Newsradio: "a lot of people are saying, 'When's he going to get back to work?'"
"He should get back to work," the mayor - formerly President Obama's chief of staff - continued. But, he asked, "Why would he go back to work at a Congress that does not work? Why rush it? I mean, they're all talking about him going back to work. Last time I checked, Congress had their second repeal of their healthcare bill - another symbolic victory. Why rush?"
Emanuel said his primary concern is for the Jackson's wife and children. "When you have mental and emotional issues - and mental health issues - they not only affect the individual, they affect the family, if you know anything about that area," he said.
WBBM reports that only a small group of close friends know Jackson's true medical condition.
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