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Emanuel Urges Patience In Case Of Rep. Jackson

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In this May 18, 2012 file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his City Hall office. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
In this May 18, 2012 file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his City Hall office. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today urged patience in the case of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., arguing Congress will still be there when the South Side lawmaker is ready to return to work.

Jackson’s camp announced Wednesday that the veteran congressman is in an undisclosed inpatient facility being treated for an unspecified mood disorder. Emanuel was asked about Jackson today.

"I know a lot of people are saying when is he going to get back to work, he should get back to work -- why would he go back to work to a Congress that does no work," said Emanuel, a former congressman. "Why rush? Take care of your health. Guess what? Congress is going to be there."

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