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A newly reelected Republican congressman has provided an update after he suffered a debilitating accident at home in recent days.
Rep. Greg Steube says he is recovering well after falling off a ladder while trimming trees on his property.
“I’m grateful to be home and recovering after being discharged from the hospital today. All praise and glory goes to God! Jen and I remain endlessly blessed by the prayers and support from our friends, family, and community,” Steube tweeted Saturday.
I’m grateful to be home and recovering after being discharged from the hospital today. All praise and glory goes to God! Jen and I remain endlessly blessed by the prayers and support from our friends, family, and community.
— Congressman Greg Steube (@RepGregSteube) January 21, 2023
“I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the entire team at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for the excellent care I received. My office will provide updates next week on how my recovery will impact my return to Washington,” he continued.
On Thursday, his office said he had “several serious injuries” when he fell off of a ladder while trimming trees on his property.
“Steube was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 and just began his third term. He represents all of Sarasota and Charlotte counties and part of Lee County,” Newsmax reported.
Steube’s return to his congressional duties comes as the new Republican House majority already has their hands full dealing with a range of issues, including a new scandal involving President Joe Biden being in possession of classified documents at two locations, including one of his homes in Delaware.
“One of the key agenda items for the Republican majority in the 118th Congress is oversight. That’s why I’m honored to be selected to serve on what could arguably be the most important committee this Congress, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) noted in a statement after being selected for the panel by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
“We will return the role of the Oversight Committee to investigating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement of the federal government, which is exactly what the American people are fed up with,” Green added.
“Joe Biden, be prepared. We are going to uncover every corrupt business dealing, every foreign entanglement, every abuse of power, and every check cut for The Big Guy. And it’s not just the Biden Crime Family, the GOP majority will investigate every bit of government being used to abuse the American people,” she continued.
“Every three and four-letter agency will now have to answer to Republican oversight, not the rubber stamp of Democrat rule. I can’t wait to get started and look forward to my assignment being ratified next week by the entire GOP conference,” she noted.
“It will be my honor to serve my constituents and the American People on the House Committee on Homeland Security to focus on the security of the United States. Our Southern border is being invaded by millions of illegal aliens, criminals, and potential terrorists. Our People are being murdered by Chinese fentanyl flooding in from the cartels. Our Border Patrol and ICE agents have their hands tied and have been turned into a welcoming committee by the Biden administration. Cyber attacks continue on our nation’s people and businesses along with many more threats to our homeland,” Greene said.
Concluding, she said: “It’s time for accountability with Republicans in charge. We will investigate the Biden administration’s violations of our laws and fund (and defund) programs to defend our border and American sovereignty. I can’t wait to get started and look forward to my assignment being ratified next week by the entire GOP conference.”
Regarding the budding documents scandal, the FBI conducted a search a Biden residence in his home state and found more classified documents than previously reported.
“DOJ took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials, some of which were from the President’s service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President. DOJ also took for further review personally handwritten notes from the vice-presidential years,” the president’s personal attorney said.
The search was conducted over a 12-hour period on Friday with the approval of the president’s attorneys, unlike the raid on former President Donald Trump’s home, CNN reported.