Former Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had surgery on Monday to remove a tumor from his pancreas, according to a family statement posted on his Facebook page.
“His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good,” the statement said.
Reid is “in good spirits and resting with his family,” and will undergo chemotherapy following the surgery at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore, the statement said.
Senator Chuck Schumer, Reid’s successor as Senate Democratic leader, said in a Twitter post: “Spoken to family and it seems @SenatorReid’s operation went well. We are all praying for dear Harry’s speedy recovery.”
As Senate majority leader during the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama, Reid helped pass major legislation that included the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.
After Republicans took control of the Senate following elections in 2014, Reid served as minority leader from 2015 to his retirement in 2017.
Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Richard Cowan; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Peter Cooney
GOP appointees considered disloyal to Trump won’t be spared as president’s new hatchet-man begins purge: report
According to a report from the New York Times, longtime government employees who landed their jobs because of their Republican bonafides are now coming to work each day with the threat of dismissal hanging over their heads if it is believed they are are not totally on board with Donald Trump policies.
Following a report that Johnny McEntee, a 29-year-old loyalist just installed to take over the Office of Presidential Personnel, is instructing "departments to search for people not devoted to the president so they can be removed," the Times notes that just because a staffer is a Republican in good standing doesn't mean that won't be booted.
Here is why these Nevadans are betting on Sanders
LAS VEGAS — Any doubts that Nevadans wouldn't show up for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were quickly squashed by the amount of people lined up to get into his Friday night rally in Las Vegas on the eve of the Nevada caucus: an estimated 2,020, according to his campaign. One would have been forgiven for assuming the crowd spilling out the main entrance and down the street had lined up to get into one of the city's hottest shows, not a "Get Out the Vote" event. Despite stereotypes that Sanders only draws support from the young (and mostly white), the crowd was visibly diverse in age, ethnicity and race. And anyone who didn't arrive already wearing the requisite Bernie gear had plenty of opportunities to buy some as they waited to enter the venue.
Roger Stone’s dream of booting judge for sentencing comments brutally crushed by ex-US Attorney: ‘He’s met his match’
Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance crushed any hopes former Donald Trump associate Roger Stone might have that his prison sentence will be voided due to comments made by the presiding judge in his federal trial.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Vance left no doubt Stone's latest legal gambit will collapse just like his previous attempts to squirm out of his trial did.
"Stone's legal team says that Judge Amy Berman Jackson's assertion that the jurors served with integrity shows bias," host Witt stated. "Do you buy that argument and legally would that be enough to get the judge dismissed from the case?"