Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) “joined a growing chorus of Illinois Democrats warning that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) needs to be more forthcoming with voters about an undisclosed medical condition that has kept him out of Congress for a month,” the Chicago Tribune reports.
Said Gutierrez: “I know that we want to say that we have private lives, and I do have a private life. I also have a public life. If I don’t show up to work, then I need to give — I don’t have this immunity of this shield of privacy — because it’s about my job. And any time I haven’t shown up to work, I’ve given you a clear answer about why it was I wasn’t there.”
Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire