Bernie Sanders, the independent US senator who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, was undergoing a medical procedure Monday to repair a hernia, his staff said.
The elective outpatient hernia repair procedure was being performed at George Washington University Hospital, his staff said.
Sanders, who is 74, “will resume his Senate duties on Tuesday,” according to a statement from campaign spokesman Michael Briggs.
No information was provided on the specifics of Sanders’s case.
A hernia is a condition in which part of an organ protrudes through a cavity wall, such as the intestine bulging through a weak part of the abdominal wall.
Sanders is running second in the polls among the three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. He trails frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who is six years his junior.
With no apparent health problems, Sanders has campaigned tirelessly since May, including at an event Sunday in New Hampshire.
WATCH: Video shows NYPD beating anti-police violence protesters with batons
Protesters of police violence received a harsh reception from the New York Police Department on Friday evening.
The protesters had marched to the Barclays Center, where they were met with a large police presence.
Heavy police presence posted outside of Barclays Center. If you’re protesting, please stay safe.
Trump is enacting the presidency ‘George Wallace never had’: Conservative columnist
On Friday, writing for The Washington Post, conservative columnist Max Boot tore into President Donald Trump's legacy on race.
"We know how a normal president responds when a white police officer ignites furious protests by killing a black man. It is the way President Barack Obama responded in 2014 after a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer who had fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the National Guard had to be called in to deal with looting and fires," wrote Boot. "Obama expressed sympathy for the protesters — their anger, he noted, was 'rooted in realities that have existed in this country for a long time' — while making clear that he had no sympathy with violence: 'Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk — that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it. Those are criminal acts. And people should be prosecuted if they engage in criminal acts.'"
White House goes into lockdown as George Floyd protests in DC rage hotter
On Friday, CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang reported that the White House has now issued lockdown orders.
The development comes as protests against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota have spread to Washington, D.C. and crowds are growing angrier. Earlier in the evening, a protester scaled the wall of a federal building and spray-painted an obscene anti-Trump message above a window.
The White House is currently under lockdown orders. https://t.co/LasnCIjkum