Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has suffered a concussion as as result of a recent accident and will not be working from the Capitol in the near future, his office said in a statement today.
“Senator Reid is in Washington but on orders from his doctors he will not come into the office so that his injuries can continue to heal,” his office said in a press release today. Last Friday, the Senator broke three ribs and bones in his face after the 75-year-old allegedly fell off a piece of exercise equipment, but was sent home after staying overnight at a Nevada hospital.
He seems to be in high spirits, though:
Working from home on doctor's orders. Just wrapped up a good meeting with my leadership team. pic.twitter.com/x1tUee9Mg3
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) January 6, 2015
The statement is in full below:
“Senator Reid is in Washington but on orders from his doctors he will not come into the office so that his injuries can continue to heal. He has been diagnosed with broken bones in his face and three broken ribs, as well as a concussion.
“Despite his injuries, he has been working every day, holding meetings with fellow Senators and staff. Senator Reid has spoken with President Obama multiple times since his injury and will continue to keep a busy schedule in the coming days.
“According to precedent, Senator Durbin, the Assistant Democratic Leader, will assume Senator Reid’s duties on the floor until Senator Reid’s doctors allow him to return.”
[h/t Daniel Strauss]
[Image via screenshot]
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com