Jesse Jackson Jr. Denies Rod Blagojevich Claims: ‘I Roll With the punches’

May 17, 2011  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on Monday flatly denied that he directed fundraisers to funnel $1.5 million in campaign contributions to Rod Blagojevich if Blagojevich agreed to name Jackson to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama.  Jackson (D-Ill.) offered his public comment on the damaging trial testimony after attending inauguration ceremonies at Millennium Park for Mayor Emanuel and the new City Council.

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