Does Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s recent make him unfit to serve the Second District? His Independent opponent, Marcus Lewis, said it does.
"This man is disqualified," Lewis said in a phone interview Thursday. "If you need medication to keep this in check, then yes, you can live a normal life, but not as a congressman."
Lewis likened the situation to if the public found out the president of the United States was suffering from a mood disorder, saying that people would not be OK with being led by someone with such a disorder.
"(Jackson) is dealing with worldwide issues, making important decisions," Lewis said. "We can't judge him the same way we would anyone else."
Jackson's recent medical leave turned heads, partly . Lewis said he believes Jackson will continue to be invisible to the public in the future.
"He's more like a recluse," Lewis said. "He’s like a hermit. He’s not the outgoing be-in-front-of-the-camera guy anymore."
Lewis criticized Jackson's handling of the medical leave situation, adding that it makes the congressman unelectable. Furthermore, the candidate strongly disagreed with political analyst . "Dick Simpson is basing that on a name," he said. "He does not know about Marcus Lewis."
In response to Republican candidate , Lewis was skeptical.
"He's never going to debate," Lewis said. "He never has."
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