Jason Chaffetz Takes Leave Of Absence From Congress For Medical Emergency

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced on Wednesday that he is taking an emergency medical leave of absence that will last up to four weeks. The representative, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, published an Instagram post detailing his reason for taking time off.

Almost 12 years ago, I shattered several bones in my foot which required 14 screws and a metal plate to repair. Yes, I wish I could say I was cliff diving in Mexico but the truth is I fell off a ladder while repairing something in my garage. The University of Utah doctors now recommend immediate surgery to remove all the hardware or I could be at risk for serious infection.

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