Rev. Jackson watches Rep. Jackson with pride
By Ben Pershing
Standing in a hallway just off the House floor Sunday evening, the Rev. Jesse Jackson remarked on how excited he was to "be a part of an historic occasion" as Congress closed in on passage of health-care reform.
Also, he wanted to do some bragging.
Jackson's son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), has presided over a good chunk of the House's debate Sunday, refereeing the debate from the Speaker's chair. That task has entailed dealing with frequent procedural objections from Republicans, including repeated parliamentary inquiries on issues large and small.
"I wanted to watch my son preside," Rev. Jackson said. "I've been impressed."
The elder Jackson was the District's shadow senator for several years, but he never actually served in Congress. So where did his son pick up so much knowledge of parliamentary procedure?
"From his mother," Jackson said with a laugh.
March 21, 2010; 6:55 PM ET
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