GOP Rep. Steube falls 25 feet off ladder but injuries 'not life threatening'

Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., remained hospitalized on Thursday after he was knocked about 25 feet off a ladder while cutting trees on his Sarasota property a day earlier, his

office said. His suffered "several serious injuries" but they are "not life threatening at this time," his office said in a series of tweets from his official

account. Steube's office said the congressman and his family would like to thank the team of doctors, nurses and medical professionals who are treating him. They also

said they were "thankful to the individual who witnessed the fall and immediately called 911, as well as Sarasota County’s Emergency Services for their quick response and

transportation." Steube, a third-term lawmaker, represents Florida’s 17th Congressional District. GOP Rep. Vern Buchanan, who represents the 16th District, tweeted that it

was "horrible" to hear of Steube's accident and that he wished the 44-year-old lawmaker a speedy recovery. "Horrible to hear about @RepGregSteube’s accident earlier today,"

Buchanan tweeted. "Sandy and I are keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers and wishing him a very speedy recovery." An ally of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Steube

recently secured a seat on the Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress. He was re-elected to the House in November with 63.8% of the vote. This article was

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