Jackson resigned in 2008 amid a slew of scandals. The Philadelphia Housing Authority sued Jackson for retaliating against them for refusing to transfer property to a friend of his. He was investigated by Congress and the inspector general after he told a Texas audience, "Why should I reward someone who doesn't like the president, so they can use funds to try to campaign against the president? ... Logic says they don't get the contract. That's the way I believe." He then told investigators that he never touched contracts, leading to a grand jury probe into whether he lied.