WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
admits to "his share of mistakes" his resignation letter to House
Speaker John Boehner and acknowledges an ongoing federal investigation.
congressman resigned on Wednesday after being on a months-long medical leave
for bipolar disorder. His resignation comes just two weeks after voters
re-elected him to a ninth full term and amid reports of a new federal probe
into possible misuse of campaign money.
In his letter, Jackson
says he is doing his best to address the situation responsibility, cooperating
with investigators and "accept responsibility for my mistakes." He also says his constituents "deserve a
full-time legislator in Washington,"
something that wasn't in his future because of his health issues.