GOP congressman hospitalized after 25 foot fall

 January 19, 2023

A Republican congressman's office called for prayer on Wednesday after the lawmaker suffered injuries in an accident. 

According to the Washington Examiner, Florida Republican Rep. Greg Steube official Twitter account put out a statement announcing that the incident occurred at his home.

Steube spent night in ICU

"Congressman Steube was involved in an accident on his property late this afternoon and has sustained several injuries," it read.

Steube's office explained that it "will provide additional updates when possible," adding, "Please pray for the Congressman and his family."

A series of subsequent tweets explained that Steube tumbled 25 feet down from a ladder as he was "cutting tree limbs on his Sarasota property."

"Making progress"

One said that he was "making progress and in good spirits" after having "spent the night in the ICU where several serious injuries are still under assessment but not life-threatening at this time."

Another expressed gratitude for the medical personnel who treated Steube along with "the individual who witnessed the fall and immediately called 911, as well as Sarasota County’s Emergency Services for their quick response and transportation."

The Twitter account later revealed on Thursday afternoon that Steube had been "moved out of the ICU" while he and his family remain "grateful for the outpouring of well wishes and prayers."

House speaker taps Steube for seat on committee

Words of encouraged were posted by Steube's fellow members of Congress, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

However, other Twitter users mocked Steube, with one demanding to know if he had dialed 911 during the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.


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