GOP Congressman Greg Steube Hospitalized after Falling 25 Feet Off a Ladder

Florida GOP Congressman Greg Steube was rushed to a hospital on Wednesday afternoon after he fell 25 feet off a ladder while cutting tree limbs on his property in Sarasota.

Steube’s team said in a statement on Twitter:

“Congressman Steube was involved in an accident on his property late this afternoon and has sustained several injuries.

“We will provide additional updates when possible.

“Please pray for the Congressman and his family.

“Thank you to all who continue to pray for Congressman Steube.

“The Congressman was knocked approximately 25 feet down off a ladder while cutting tree limbs on his Sarasota property yesterday afternoon.

“The Congressman spent the night in the ICU where several serious injuries are still under assessment but not life-threatening at this time.

“He is making progress and in good spirits.

“Congressman Steube and his family would like to express their deepest thanks to the team of doctors, nurses, and medical personnel treating him.

“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.

“Additionally, our team expresses thanks to members of the media who waited patiently to accurately report the incident before releasing falsities to the public.

“Accurate updates about Rep. Steube’s current condition will be found on his official Twitter account.”

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Florida GOP Vice Chair Christian Ziegler shared gave an update on Steube late Wednesday night.

“I just heard that even though Congressman @RepGregSteube is still in the hospital, he is doing well. Big relief to hear,” Ziegler said.

“Our country, state & local community needs him to recover and get back to fighting for us in Congress ASAP.”

Congressman Jim Baird said:

“Continuing to pray for you, your family, and your medical team.

“I’m very glad to hear you’re improving and in good spirits.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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