US Lawmaker Undergoes Surgery

US Lawmaker Undergoes Surgery

( – Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has made headlines a number of times in recent months. The conservative lawmaker and her husband got divorced, she was asked to leave a theater performance after disrupting a musical, and her son got arrested and charged with several felonies. Now, the congresswoman has undergone surgery.

Boebert underwent a surgical procedure on Tuesday, April 2, for a blood clot in her leg. She had been admitted to a northern Colorado hospital after experiencing swelling. When doctors did a CT scan, they found the clot. She was subsequently diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome, a vascular disorder that occurs when an artery compresses a pelvic vein. It’s rare, but there are various causes, including travel, long periods of sitting, and dehydration.

Doctors removed the blood clot from Boebert’s leg and inserted a stent to help reinstate blood flow. She is expected to make a full recovery. She thanked the medical team, including Dr. Rebecca Bade. The condition is not expected to hinder Boebert in the coming weeks and months.

Boebert is currently working toward gaining the Republican nomination for Colorado’s 4th District to fill the seat left vacant by Rep. Ken Buck’s (R-CO) departure. The primary is being held on June 25. If she wins the nomination, she will be on the November ballot. Buck’s seat is also up for grabs on June 25, and former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez is running to fill the slot until the November election.

Boebert is facing an uphill challenge in getting re-elected, and she only narrowly won her seat in the 3rd District by a few hundred votes. Buck’s former district is more conservative, however, she stands more of a chance of winning there than in her prior one.

There are currently 11 Republicans seeking the nomination, including former state Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, former congressional chief of staff Chris Phelen, and former radio host Deborah Flora.

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