“I’m sorry to miss the important work we are doing in Washington.”
The odd saga of Rep. Jason Chaffetz continues.
Wednesday, Chaffetz posted an x-ray of his foot on Instagram saying he needed immediate surgery because he “could be at risk for serious infection” due to a previous energy.
Almost 12 years ago, I shattered several bones in my foot which required 14 screws and a metal plate to repair. Yes, I wish I could say I was cliff diving in Mexico but the truth is I fell off a ladder while repairing something in my garage. The University of Utah doctors now recommend immediate surgery to remove all the hardware or I could be at risk for serious infection. My recovery is expected to take three to four weeks. I’m sorry to miss the important work we are doing in Washington. This is not an opportune time to be away but medical emergencies are never convenient. I appreciate my constituent’s patience and understanding as I take time to recover.
Truthers are everywhere and most comments suggested the x-rays were fake.
The timing of Chaffetz’s sudden absence immediately following a bombshell announcement has led many hill-watchers to speculate there may be more to the story.
But, as The Hill reports, Chaffetz had surgery on his foot and is recovering nicely.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is “resting comfortably” at the University of Utah Hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure on his foot on Thursday, a spokesperson said.
“Congressman Chaffetz was admitted to University of Utah Hospital for immediate surgery in order resolve a serious complication from a previous injury,” University of Utah Health spokeswoman Suzanne Winchester said in a statement.
“His physician advised him that it was imperative he receive surgical treatment before further complications arose. The surgery was successful and he is now resting comfortably,” she added.
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