UPDATE: Rep. Jackson says father’s statement is ‘reckless’

SHARE UPDATE: Rep. Jackson says father’s statement is ‘reckless’

Below is a release from Rep. Jackson:

Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. released the following statement in reaction to Reverend Jackson’s comments that were recorded after a Fox News interview:

“I’m deeply outraged and disappointed in Reverend Jackson’s reckless statements about Senator Barack Obama. His divisive and demeaning comments about the presumptive Democratic nominee — and I believe the next president of the United States — contradict his inspiring and courageous career.

“Instead of tearing others down, Barack Obama wants to build the country up and bring people together so that we can move forward, together — as one nation. The remarks like those uttered on Fox by Revered Jackson do not advance the campaign’s cause of building a more perfect Union.

“Revered Jackson is my dad and I’ll always love him. He should know how hard that I’ve worked for the last year and a half as a national co-chair of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. So, I thoroughly reject and repudiate his ugly rhetoric. He should keep hope alive and any personal attacks and insults to himself.”

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