Partisan bickering and corrupt elected politicians has made Washington, D.C. nothing short of a cesspool in desperate need of being drained and cleaned up.
But many put aside their politics this week after one top lawmaker was rushed to the hospital for what seems like something very serious.
House Judiciary Committee member Ted Lieu underwent heart surgery following reports of chest pains.
The California Democrat went to George Washington University Hospital on Monday after experiencing chest pains and was admitted thereafter.
Marc Cevasco, Lieu’s chief of staff, released a public statement saying doctors did not find any signs that the lawmaker had experienced a heart attack.
However, Lieu underwent heart surgery on Tuesday after doctors discovered a partial blockage in one of his arteries.
Cevasco said the stent surgery was successful and that Lieu should return to work next week.
“An electrocardiogram, ultrasound and two blood tests confirmed there was no heart attack and no heart damage. A CT scan showed partial blockage of an artery that was likely the cause of the symptoms,” Cevasco said in a statement.
“He is in good spirits and plans to be back at work next week,” he continued.
“He is now recovering and will likely be discharged from the hospital later today. Congressman Lieu is deeply grateful to all the dedicated professionals at the OAP and GW University Hospital,” his statement read, adding that the lawmaker plans to “watch a lot of TV as he recovers.”
Statement on Congressman Lieu’s absence this week pic.twitter.com/rKJRtQi22H
— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) December 11, 2019
Lieu, a strong advocate for impeachment, will miss the House Judiciary Committee’s debate on the articles of impeachment scheduled for Wednesday evening.
On Tuesday — the same day Lieu underwent heart surgery — House Democrats announced they drafted two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
After months of sham hearings, partisan witnesses, and still no evidence the president did anything wrong, House Democrats are preparing two articles of impeachment that will focus on: obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.
But many noticed that Democrats dropped two of the main charges they levied against the president since they kicked off the impeachment inquiry back in October: bribery and obstruction of justice.
For several months, Democrats accused Trump of “bribing” the Ukrainian president during his July 25 phone call, where they allege the president engaged in a quid pro quo.
They also accused Trump of “obstructing justice,” but they removed that allegation too and instead went with the vague version of “obstruction of Congress” because Trump didn’t participate in their sham hearings.
Democrats dropped the “bribery” and “obstruction of justice” charges because they have no evidence to support those false claims.
Democrats have no case.
They have accused Trump of just about everything imaginable, and after months of wasting taxpayer dollars to hold impeachment hearings, they still can’t prove the president did anything wrong.
So they picked two vague “charges” to levy against the president and will claim he obstructed Congress and abused his power — which is exactly what Democrats have been guilty of since Trump took office.