Republican Rep. Greg Steube announces he fractured his pelvis in a fall from a ladder at his Florida home: Recovering at home after being discharged from hospital
Republican Rep. Greg Steube announced Monday night that he fractured his pelvis after falling 25 feet from a ladder at his Florida home last week
“I’m grateful for everyone’s prayers and well wishes as I recover from a fractured pelvis, punctured lung and multiple torn ligaments in my neck,” he said
Last week, Steube fell off a ladder while “cutting branches”, spent a night in intensive care and will recover from his injuries for “several weeks”.
The Florida congressman will be unable to vote or virtually attend committee meetings due to a GOP house rule change earlier this month
Republican Rep. Greg Steube announced Monday night that he fractured his pelvis after falling 25 feet from a ladder at his Florida home last week.
“I am blessed to have a great support team with my wife Jennifer and numerous friends and family including the Steube puppies!” the Florida congressman tweeted. “Grateful for all prayers and well wishes as I recover from a fractured pelvis, punctured lung and multiple torn ligaments in my neck.”
He attached to the tweet a picture of himself resting at home – with two of his dogs on his lap and another looking at him from the ground – with a neck brace clearly visible.
“While I will be on hiatus in Sarasota for several weeks, I will perform as many of my congressional duties as I can, and our DC and district staff remain standing by to support Floridians in FL-17,” he added. “I look forward to returning to my colleagues in Washington as soon as possible!”
Republican Rep. Greg Steube tweeted a picture Monday night showing him resting on the couch with his two dogs — and another in the background — where a neck brace is clearly visible
Steube revealed he suffered a fractured pelvis, a punctured lung and multiple torn ligaments in his neck when he fell 25 feet off a ladder last week while “cutting tree branches.”
On Jan. 18, Steube fell off a ladder while “cutting branches,” his office said.
He spent the night in intensive care, but his office considered his injuries “not life-threatening at this time”.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he spoke to Steube and his wife Jen the day after the accident.
McCarthy said he informed Steube that he would serve on the new House Republican select subcommittee on arming the federal government, adding, “He’s eager to get back to work!”
Steube tweeted that he is expected to be away from Washington for several weeks while he recovers from his injuries. The Republican majority of the new House of Representatives abolished proxy voting and allowed members to attend committee hearings via Zoom
But Steube will be barred from voting on any issues while he recovers from his injuries at his Florida home.
The new Republican majority abolished proxy voting as part of the rule package the panel passed after the dramatic speaking race, which McCarthy eventually won.
Proxy voting was established by Democrats under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce foot traffic to the House of Representatives and also allow members who are ill or exposed to continue voting and attend committee hearings Zoom .
Now both options are gone.
House Republicans responded to their base, voters largely opposed to COVID-19 safety protocols, by scrapping all work-from-home options for members of Congress.
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