Congressman Seriously Hurt on Ladder Is Out of Hospital

Florida's Greg Steube was in ICU after falling 25 feet
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2023 4:45 PM CST
Updated Jan 22, 2023 7:37 AM CST
Congressman Suffers Scary Fall From Ladder
Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
UPDATE Jan 22, 2023 7:37 AM CST

A Florida congressman is out of the hospital and recuperating at home after a nasty fall from a ladder that landed him in the ICU. GOP Rep. Greg Steube tweeted Saturday that he had been released from a Sarasota hospital, though he did not provide details about his injuries. He will, however, be out of action temporarily. He said his office “will provide updates next week on how my recovery will impact my return to Washington," per the AP.

Jan 19, 2023 4:45 PM CST

Florida congressman Greg Steube is recuperating in a hospital ICU after falling about 25 feet from a ladder, reports USA Today. Steube suffered unspecified serious injuries, but they are not seen as life-threatening. The 44-year-old had been cutting tree limbs outside his home in Sarasota on Wednesday, per Politico. “He is making progress and in good spirits,” reads a tweet from his official account. "We are thankful to the individual who witnessed the fall and immediately called 911, as well as Sarasota County’s Emergency Services for their quick response and transportation."

Steube, a Republican, has represented Florida's 17th District since 2019. The Hill notes that he just received a plum assignment to serve on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy tweeted get-well wishes on Thursday. The Washington Post notes that McCarthy's tweet came one day after he ended proxy voting in the House, meaning Steube will have to appear in person to cast any votes. (More congressman stories.)

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