Rep. Ted Lieu to Miss Markup of Impeachment Articles

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) will miss the Wednesday House Judiciary Committee debate over the articles of impeachment unveiled on Tuesday against President Donald Trump.

“Due to a medical procedure, Congressman Lieu will be missing work for the remainder of the week. He is in good spirits and plans to be back at work next week,” Lieus chief of staff Marc Cevasco said in a statement.

Cevasco said that Lieu was advised to go to a hospital for chest pain and that tests confirmed he didnt have a heart attack.

“A CT scan showed partial blockage of an artery that was the likely cause of the symptoms. Yesterday, he underwent stent surgery. It was successful.”

Statement on Congressman Lieus absence this week pic.twitter.com/rKJRtQi22H

— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) December 11, 2019

Lieu is recovering and was scheduled to be released from George Washington University Hospital later on Wednesday.

“He does plan to watch a lot of TV as he recovers,” Cevasco said.

The House Judiciary Committee was scheduled to hold a debate on the two articles of impeachment on Wednesday night.

Pelosi and Nadler
Pelosi and Nadler
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) listens next to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) during a press conference to announce articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Dec. 10, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

“The Judiciary Committee will meet to consider these articles of impeachment, and to make a recommendation to the full House of Representatives. We do not take this action lightly. But we haRead More – Source

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