Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Los Angeles, a key player in the impeachment process in the House, was recovering Wednesday from surgery to have a stent inserted in one of his arteries.
According to Marc Cevasco, Lieu’s chief of staff, the congressman will be away from work the rest of the week, but he is “in good spirits and plans to be back at work next week.”
“On Monday evening, at the recommendation of the Office Attending Physician, Congressman Lieu was admitted to George Washington University Hospital for chest pain,” Cevasco said. “An electrocardiogram, ultrasound and two blood tests confirmed there was no heart attack and no heart damage.
“A CT scan showed partial blockage of an artery that was the likely cause of the symptoms,” Cevasco said. “Yesterday (Tuesday), he underwent stent surgery. It was successful. He is now recovering and will likely be discharged from the hospital later today. Congressman Lieu is deeply grateful to all the dedicated professionals at the OAP and GW University Hospital.”
Cevasco noted that Lieu, 50, who represents much of the westside, “does plan to watch a lot of TV as he recovers.”
Lieu is a member of the House Judiciary Committee that has been at the forefront of the impeachment debate, and he has appeared on numerous occasions on TV news shows regarding possible impeachment.
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